Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japonicus) A small and graceful tree with glossy leaves that turn red and yellow in autumn. Covered in bell-shaped white flowers in midsummer which hand beneath the branches. Suitable for woodland garden or a shrub border in dappled shade.shelter from cold, drying winds. Prune only to remover badly placed branches in winter.
Totally GORGEOUS wallpaper I am allowed - this will be a feature wall in our lounge (I've already made matching Roman blinds!). Just a pity its everywhere (John Lewis and Corrie!!) but I love it so don't care!
To watch magnolia blooms suddenly unfurl on bare branches is one of early spring's most enchanting moments. Magnolia soulangeana produces large bowl-shape flowers in shades of pink which are sweetly scented. It grows 20 feet tall and wide. Zones 5-9