Scientific Name: Styrax
Genus: Styrax
Family: Styracaceae

Snowbells are short trees with fragrant white or pale pink flowers that hang from the branches like little bells.

  • Fragrant Snowbell

    Scientific name: Styrax obassia

    IMG_0171 fragrant snowbellIMG_0170 fragrant snowbell This tree is very similar to the Japanese snowbell, but it has more fragrant flowers.
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  • Japanese Snowbell

    Scientific name: Styrax japonicus

    IMG_0402 japanese snowbellIMG_0403 japanese snowbellThis tree originated in Japan and China. It is a small, flowering tree that never exceeds 50 feet. In June it bears small pendulous white flowers that resemble bells, and in the fall these flowers turn into attractive olive-shaped fruit.
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