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Tree of the Month - June 2015

Posted: June 2, 2015 at 14:36 pm Author: Dan Crowley

What is tree of the month?

Styrax japonicus, also known as the snowbell tree.

Why is it tree of the month?

An ornamental beauty, the white, bell shaped flowers which hang beneath the branches are not to be missed.

Styrax japonicus snowbell tree credit Gina Mills

Where can I see it?

Specimens of varying ages grow in both the Old Arboretum and Silk Wood. One close to Savill Glade always catches the eye from Main Drive, where it grows alongside the also lovely S. obassia.