Styrax obassia

(Fragrant Snowbell)


$350.00


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

Styrax obassia, commonly called fragrant snowbell, is a small, slender, upright tree with ascending branches and rounded crown or a large shrub. Typically grows 20-30′ tall. Bell-shaped, fragrant, white flowers with showy yellow stamens appear in pendulous, terminal racemes (to 8″ long) in May-June (somewhat late for trees). Flowers are often partially obscured by the large, velvety, oval-rounded, medium green leaves (to 8″ long). Flowers give way to drupes which may persist into late autumn. Smooth gray bark exfoliates on the trunks of older trees revealing an attractive orange inner layer and resulting winter interest.

Description

Best grown in organically rich, acidic, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Prune as needed in winter to shape.

Additional information

Common Name

Fragrant Snowbell

Container/Amount

40 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Slow

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

20 to 30'

Width

15'-25'

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

early summer

Flower Color

white

Fragrance

Yes

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

No

Fall Color

Yellow

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