These plants deserve to be better known for their subtly attractive springtime show of white, bell-shaped flowers in hanging clusters. Blossoms are fragrant (only faintly so in S. japonicus). Nonaggressive roots. Provide reasonably good, well-drained, nonalkaline soil. Prune to control shape; tend to be shrubby unless lower side branches are suppressed.Styrax obassia
Tree, from eastern Asia. Grows to 20–30 ft. tall, about two-thirds as wide. Oval to round, deep green, 3–8-in.-long leaves. Where frosts come very late, leaves may color yellow in autumn. Fragrant flowers to 1 in. long are carried in drooping, 6–8-in. clusters at branch ends. Good against a background of evergreens, or for height and contrast above a border of rhododendrons and azaleas.
Tree, from eastern Asia. Grows to 20–30 ft. tall, about two-thirds as wide. Oval to round, deep ...
Deciduous. Grows fairly quickly to 18–25 ft. tall and wide, and blooms well when young. Large (8...
Deciduous. This 40-ft.-tall, 20-ft.-wide hybrid of M. acuminata and M. x br...