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Plant Species of the genus Styrax

Information about this genus
Name: Styrax
Cultivation: CULTIVATION: They prefer a cool moist climate with clearly defined seasons but not too cold in winter. Hardiness varies considerably with the species? native range. Propagate from seed, which often needs stratification to germinate well, or by taking cuttings in summer.
Description: Found over much of the northern temperate and subtropical zones, this genus includes some 100 species of deciduous and evergreen shrubs and trees. Their foliage is usually a simple rounded leaf with serrated edges, conspicuous veins, and a pointed tip. In most cases the leaves are small to medium-sized, but a few species have large, rather felted leaves that are attractive. The flowers, which are usually fragrant, hang in clusters beneath the foliage of the previous season?s wood. They are white, occasionally with a flush of pink, and open in spring to be followed by 1 to 2-seeded drupes.

Specie Vernacular Zone
americanus American snowbell
grandifolius 8?10
japonicus 5?9
Styrax americanum 6-10
Styrax hemsleyanus 7?10
Styrax obassia 6?10

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