Snowbells, Styrax
Genus: Styrax
Family: Styracaceae

Snowbells are short trees with fragrant white or pale pink flowers that hang from the branches like little bells.

Styrax japonicus
Japanese Snowbell

This tree originated in Japan and China. It is a small, flowering tree that never exceeds 50 feet. In June it bears small pendulous white flowers that resemble bells, and in the fall these flowers turn into attractive olive-shaped fruit.

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Styrax obassia
Fragrant Snowbell

This tree is very similar to the Japanese snowbell, but it has more fragrant flowers.

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