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 magnolia native to Sichuan and Yunnan in southwest China. Grows to about 12 ft. tall and wid...
From China and Japan. This running bamboo grows to 3 ft. tall and spreads rapidly. Leaves are broad, 2...