STYRAX formosanus var. formosanus

Commonly known as Formosan snowbell, Snowbell tree

The most beautiful of all the styrax with large white pendulous star-shaped flowers and distinctive smooth bark
Further Reading....

STYRAX formosanus var. formosanus

 
  • Deciduous
  • White
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    7m (23ft)
  • Tree
    Graceful tree. Produces flowers in clusters of 3-5 along the undersides of the branches
  • Hardy - cold winter Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
    Shelter from cold, drying winds
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know - attractive to bees
  • Pests & Diseases
    trouble free
  • Place of origin
    Taiwan
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern - 1.5cm (½in), or more, long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrate see photos above
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic see photos above
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
  • Neutral to acid soil
    humus-rich
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Styrax - Care Guide
Trees - Care Guide
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  7m (23ft)
 

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