Styrax japonicus Pink Chimes Styracaceae
Pink Chimes Japanese Snowbell STI-raks ja-PON-i-kus
- Broadleaf deciduous small tree or, more likely, a shrub, light pink flowers which reportedly do not fade.
- Sun to part shade, best in acid soil supplemented with organic matter.
- Hardy to USDA Zone 5 According to Jacobson (1996, p. 610) this selection was introduced in about 1976 by a Japanese nursery and and introduced to the U.S. as 'Benibana', by B. Yinger. It may have previously been introduced by the National Arboretum.
- Oregon State Univ. campus: SW corner of Campus Way and 30th St., in front of Crop Science.