Plant ID forum: Snowbell (Styrax japonicus); white flowering understory tree - blooms hang down

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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 8, 2011 9:37 AM CST

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This tree is growing at the amazing SFA-Mast arboretum in Nacogdoches, TX. The blooms occur in the undersides of the branches and hang straight down.

Anybody know what it is?



I am directly under this branch, pointing the camera straight up:



Name: Hetty
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Dutchlady1
Dec 8, 2011 9:38 AM CST
Very attractive!
Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 8, 2011 9:46 AM CST

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Yes, it's a stunning tree!
Name: josephine
Arlington, Texas (Zone 8a)
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frostweed
Dec 8, 2011 9:54 AM CST
Could it be Silver bells? http://wildflower.org/plants/result.php?id_plant=STAM4
Just a guess.
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Name: Dave Whitinger
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dave
Dec 8, 2011 9:59 AM CST

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Well, that was my first thought, actually, but I couldn't find the right latin name until your link.

Thanks!
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dave
Dec 8, 2011 10:03 AM CST

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Ahh, my memory has been fully jogged. This is not a Styrax americanus, but rather Styrax japonica. It's a showier species than our native one.

(edited to fix typo)
[Last edited by dave - Dec 8, 2011 10:34 AM (+)]
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Name: josephine
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frostweed
Dec 8, 2011 10:10 AM CST
Well, I was close, glad to help you find it. Smiling
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dave
Dec 8, 2011 10:34 AM CST

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Hurray! Thumbs up

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