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 ...
Compact mound to 8–10 in. tall and 1 ft. wide. Reddish bronze, 1 1/2-in. leaves form a dark back...
Native to China. Grows to 40 ft. tall and 25 ft. wide. Like European fruiting pear in appearance, but ...