Styrax americanus
  • Styrax americanus
  • Styrax americanus

Styrax americanus

£35.00

(American Snowbell Tree) Styrax americanus is a fascinating shrub or very small tree native to the south-eastern United States with masses of dainty, white, bell-shaped flowers which hang from the branches in early summer.

Quantity
Sorry, sold out. For an alert when next available enter email below.

  Our mail order service is operating as normal.

(Delivery within approximately 3 - 5 working days)

  £7.95 P&P for ANY number of plants to most of UK. Free P&P for orders over £250.

Surcharges apply for Highlands/Islands. We cannot deliver to Northern Ireland or Eire.

A fascinating shrub or very small tree native to the south-eastern United States with masses of dainty, white, bell-shaped flowers which hang from the branches in early summer. The flowers of Styrax americanus are similar in appearance to the flowers of the more commonly seen Styrax japonica except that they have more narrow petals.

The leaves are quite small, dark green and oval, making an excellent backdrop for the flowers.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile soil. Tolerates damp but not waterlogged soil. 
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax americanus requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June - July.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Moderate.
  • Habit: Large branching shrub or very small tree with a spreading, open crown.
    • Height: 3 m (10 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 m (8 ft)
  • Notes: Styrax americanus flowers well as a young plant.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Partial or Dappled Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft tall), Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Acid, Special: Coastal Areas, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Honey Fungus Resistant, To grow in a pot

Similar plants

Cornus kousa 'China Girl'

Cornus kousa 'China Girl'

New Price Each £35.00
Halesia carolina

Halesia carolina

New Price Each £25.00
Prunus 'Shirofugen' - close up of flowers

Prunus 'Shirofugen'

New Price Each £38.00
Styrax japonica

Styrax japonica

New Price Each £28.00