Styrax obassia

Fragrant Snowbell Tree


  • Flowers in early summer are borne in chains 100-200mm long and are sweetly scented.
  • Matures into a round headed tree.
  • Exfoliating bark reveals orange new bark creating interest in winter.
  • Large oval shaped mid green leaves.


  • Makes a great eye catching lawn specimen.
  • Used in lawn borders and woodland  gardens.

Growing Conditions

  • Moderately wind hardy.
  • Will tolerate mild frosts.
  • Avoid coastal conditions.
  • Will grow in dry to very moist soil conditions.
  • Full sun to part shade.


Height Width
5 year old tree 2.5m 1.5m
10 year old tree 4.0m 3.0m
Country of Origin:   Japan

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