Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus

Native to Asia, this species is planted in the United States because of its elegant floral display. This deciduous tree grows up to 9 m tall and produces drooping clusters of 3-6 white bell-shaped flowers from May to June. In Asia, the strong wood was traditionally used to make umbrella handles.
Habitat:
Planted as an ornamental, growing best in full sun to part shade.
Growth Habit:
Deciduous tree, growing up to 9 m tall.
Bloom Time:
Spring.
Presence in US:
NY PA