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Genus 'Styrax'

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Styrax japonica
Styrax obassia

Styrax obassia (Big Leaf Storax)

Styrax obassia

Native: Japan

Location: Grown in gardens but less popular than «VP:Styrax japonica».


Leaves are almost round with a pointed tip on mature trees and rather hairy on the upper surface. Young trees may have leaves with teeth near the tips or with flat tips.


Styrax obassia

Fragrant flowers open in June about 2.5cm across in flowerheads up to 20cm long, hanging from branch tips.


Styrax obassia

Fruits are about 1.8cm long covered with soft brown down.