Rare & Unusual Plants
Truly rare and unusual plant selections that are sure to be a conversation piece. This category includes Almost Eden exclusive introductions.
Elegantly arching, 4-8" long spikes of 1" wide, bell-shaped, fragrant white flowers with contrasting yellow anthers are produced in spring to early summer with the warmest regions flowering earliest. The Fragrant Snowbell, Styrax obassia or S. obassis, is a highly desirable, showy small tree that is initially pyramidal in form but broadens and becomes rounded with age. The large papery, rounded to oval to near heart-shaped foliage can reach 8" long and the beautiful foliage alone makes this plant worth growing. From the moist forests of Japan and Korea, the Fragrant Snowbell will benefit from protection from strong drying winds as well as a moist to average moist, loamy, well-drained acidic soil that is rich in organic matter and an organic mulch over the root zone. Full sun to part shade tolerant but it may benefit from afternoon shade in hot summer climates. Item# 12607
USDA Cold Hardiness Zones: (5?)6,7,8
Grows To: 20-30'H x 15-25'W
Outdoor Light: Full sun, Mostly sunny, Part shade
Quart Pot / 30 fl.oz. / 887 ml
Currently In Stock: 7