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Sycamore-leaf Snowbell
Styrax platanifolius


Sycamore-leaf snowbell will be found growing along the streams and wooded rocky banks and ledges in Central and West Texas. It has a somewhat irregular shape with slender open branches whose leaves are semi-lustrous, light to dark green above, and pale and felty beneath. Individual plants can vary from being quite smooth to very densely hairy with intermediate forms which are variously hairy. Several white, bell-shaped flowers are borne on semi-drooping racemes in the spring. It is a handsome ornamental shrub, or can be trained to a small tree for zone 8b.

Plant Habit or Use: medium shrub
large shrub
small tree

Exposure: sun
partial sun

Flower Color: white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: drupe

Height: 12 feet

Width: 3 to 4 feet

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: high

Water Requirements:

Soil Requirements: alkaline

USDA Hardiness Zone: 8

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