Styrax hemsleyana
  • Styrax hemsleyana
  • Styrax hemsleyana

Styrax hemsleyana

£35.00

(Chinese Snowbell Tree) A rare native of China and first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1900, Styrax hemsleyana has long (12 - 15 cm) racemes of wide, pure white flowers in mid summer.

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A rare native of China and first introduced to the United Kingdom in 1900, Styrax hemsleyana has long (12 - 15 cm) racemes of wide, pure white flowers in mid summer. The leaves are much larger then those of a Styrax japonica and pale green, making this an attractive tree for foliage when not in flower.

Once established, Styrax hemsleyana is a spectacular flowering garden tree.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained soil. Will not grow in waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Styrax hemsleyana grows to be a small branching tree with an open crown.
    • Height: 8 m (26 ft)
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Notes: Styrax hemsleyana requires shelter from cold winter winds.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), To grow in a pot, Rare and Unusual

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