Styrax obassia

Styrax obassia
Styrax obassia 
fragrant snowbell
SIZE/TYPE taller shrub
USUAL HEIGHT 3-8m
USUAL WIDTH 2-4m
LEAVES deciduous broadleaf
COLOUR OF LEAVES green
FLOWERS showy
COLOUR OF FLOWERS white
BLOOMING TIME June - June
LOCATION full to partial sun
USDA zone (lowest) 5   (down to -29°C)
WINTER PROTECTION  
FOR ZONE 5+6 Code of winter protection zone 5+6
FOR ZONE 7 Code of winter protection zone 7
BELONGS TO CATEGORIES Deciduous broadleaf
Rarities
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Fragrant snowbell is a large bush or a small tree which, in spite of its name, does not bear highly fragrant flowers. It is closely related to Japanese snowbell and comes from the same regions of Asia: Korea, China, and Japan. Compared with the latter, it has bigger, almost rounded leaves with a pointed tip. They are deciduous, rich green in summer and yellow in autumn. Fully leaved tree resembles eastern redbud (cercis canadensis).

It produces high quantity of snow-white, bell shaped flowers, composed in slightly pendent or horizontal racemes in June. They are followed by hard-shell, grey-green, oval to rounded fruit. This plant makes a graceful tree with almost horizontal, tiered branches that form an attractive, nearly flat canopy when mature.

Grow it as a specimen shrub or in a mixed border with lower shrubs. It is usually pest and disease free. It needs moist, acidic soil, humus-rich soil. A location protected from drying winds is preferred but not necessary. Pruning is best done in early spring. Fully hardy to about -29°C (USDA zone 5).

Last update 22-01-2013.
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Styrax obassia height 40-60 cm
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Styrax obassia height 200-225 cm
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GLOSSARY
  • STANDARD QUALITY - Plants of this group are 1st class quality with number of branches and overall density adequate to their size and age, considering they were container grown.
  • DE LUXE QUALITY - This label guarantees a luxurious quality of manually selected plants that, compared to their height and age, are exceptionally dense and beautiful.
  • EXTRA - These plants are usually mature and bigger specimens with exceptional overall appearance.
  • STANDARD (as described in the plant form) means a tree with a trunk of 190-210 cm and a crown at the top, unless specified differently. The commercial size for trees is their girth measured in the height of 1m from ground.
  • HOBBY - These plants are of the same quality as our standard-quality plants but younger and therefore cheaper.
  • SHRUB - a woody plant with branches growing bushy from the ground level.
  • HALF-STANDARD or MINI-STANDARD - a small tree with shorter trunk, its size is usually specified.
  • FEATHERED - These are trees with branches growing already from the base of the trunk and up along the stem.
  • GRASSES and PERENNIALS - Sizes given usually read the diameter of the pot or the clump, as specified.
LARGE PLANTS over 150 cmspecimens, screening and hedging shrubs

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