Styrax redivivus

Common Name:
Snowdrop bush
Plant Type:
Deciduous shrub
Styracaceae (The Storax Family)
Geographic Origin:
California Native?:
Plant Size:
6-10 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Mixed plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate to little watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 10 degrees F. or less
This California native shrub is found in both light woods and open chaparral. It grows nearly round to 6-10 feet high and is closely branched, with attractive tan bark. The roundish 2-3 inch leaves are bright green to greyish green in spring and summer, turning yellow to orange in fall and dropping in early winter. Waxy, bell shaped flowers resembling orange blossoms, pure white with yellow stamens, hang in small clusters from the branches in spring. Fragrance is a frequent bonus. Drought tolerant when established, and hardy to 0-10 degrees F.