Genus: Styrax

Styrax

Photo/Illustration: 
Michael Dirr
(Styrax)
STY-raks
Styracaceae
In the genus Styrax are 100 or so species of shrubs, some evergreen, from the woods and thickets of Europe, Asia, and North America. The delicate, nodding, bell- or cup-shaped white flowers are fragrant and appear on the previous year's wood. Styrax lends a graceful air to the garden when grown as a specimen or in a woodland garden.  
Noteworthy characteristics:  Graceful growth habit. Delicate, fragrant white flowers in spring or summer.
Care:  Plant in a spot sheltered from wind. Grow in moist but well-drained, fertile, organically rich, neutral to acidic soil in full sun or partial shade. Prune when dormant.
Propagation: 

As soon as seed is ripe, sow at 59°F. After three months, keep at 32° to 41°F for three more months. Take greenwood cuttings in summer.

Species, varieties and clutivars for genus Styrax

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Japanese snowbell and cvs.
Styrax japonicus
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Fragrant snowbell
Styrax obassia
Problems: 

Infrequent.