*Japanese snowbell

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*Styrax japonicus
JAPANESE SNOWBELL

Styracaceae
Asia

Location: map coordinates D-25 (west of MLK [Martin Luther King] Student Center), N 39°11'15'' W 75°32'31''

Planting history: planted 5/3/12 Earth Day. Source: Forest View Nursery. Gift from DDA.

Description:
  • deciduous shrub or small tree
  • etymology: Styrax from the Greek name; japonicus = of Japan
  • leaves simple, alternate, elliptic-ovate
  • flowers white, bell-shaped, pendulous; in clusters
  • fruit is a drupe (stone fruit)
  • related to Halesia, silverbell; in same family; both attractive ornamentals

*Non-native species (not native to Delaware)
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