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Styrax calvescens /Chinese Styrax

Styrax calvescens  / Styrax calvescens
Summer foliage and seed pods on the Chinese styrax
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Summer foliage and seed pods on the Chinese styrax

Branch of foliage with seed pods hanging beneath the leaves

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Scientific Name: Styrax calvescens
Common Name: Chinese Styrax
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 5-8 feet
Spread: 3 -5 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Green, Brown
Light Exposure: Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
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Comments: This is one of the lesser cultivated styrax species, but is an outstanding deciduous shrub for naturalistic settings. It produces white bell-shaped flowers in spring and egg-shaped fruit in summer and autumn. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and filtered sunlight. This is a native tree of China.