Styrax shiraianus
  • Styrax shiraianus

Styrax shiraianus

£35.00

(Snowbell Tree) Rare in the UK, Styrax shiraianus grows as a large shrub or eventually very small tree with very interesting coarsely toothed leaves and short racemes of white flowers in early summer.

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Rare in the UK, Styrax shiraianus grows as a large shrub or eventually very small tree with very interesting coarsely toothed leaves and short racemes of white flowers in early summer.

The leaves are very eye-catching indeed in appearance and makes this a desirable tree, ideal for a sheltered spot in sun or light, dappled shade.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy.
  • Flowering Period: May - June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Styrax shiraianus grows to be a large shrub in the short term or eventually a very small branching tree.
    • Height: 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
    • Spread: 3 m (10 ft)
  • Notes: Styrax shiraianus requires shelter from cold winter winds and will not enjoy cold, exposed positions.

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: Damp / Wet, Soil Type: Acid
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Rare and Unusual, Leaf Shape - Unusual or Large

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