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Styrax formosanus var formosanus - young leaves in early summer

Styrax formosanus var formosanus

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(Taiwanese Snowbell Tree) A rare and hardy, deciduous small tree  native to parts of Taiwan which has masses of beautiful, fragrant white flowers in early summer. Best in a warm, sunny, sheltered position and not suitable for cold, exposed areas.

This plant is only available in small numbers and is very rarely listed for sale.

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Supplied Size:
  • 2 litre pot (2-3 years old, 60-80 cm tall)

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A rare and hardy small tree, Styrax formosanus var formosanus is native to parts of Taiwan and has masses of beautiful, fragrant white flowers in early summer. 

Styrax formosanus var formosanus grows to be a fairly upright tree  which looks particularly good when branching out over ponds, streams or garden paths. Requires lime free soil and although hardy will prefer a position sheltered from strong winds.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained soil. Not suitable for very wet areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax formosanus var formosanus requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Styrax formosanus var formosanus eventually grows to be a small branching tree with an open crown.
    • Height: up to 6 - 8 m (20 - 26 ft) in many years
    • Spread: up to 6 m (20 ft)

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Eventual Size
Tree - Small (4m - 8m)
Growing Conditions
Soil: Damp/Wet, Soil: Acid
Special Features
Flowers in Summer, Scented, Rare and Unusual
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