How to grow Styrax officinalis

Styrax officinalis grow and care – shrub‎ to small tree of the genus Styrax also known as Storax Tree, Styrax officinalis perennial deciduous used as fragrant ornamental medical plant and drought tolerant plant or bonsai, can grow in mediterranean, desert, subtropics or temperate climate and growing in hardiness zone 8-11a.

Leaves color green in elliptic shape

Styrax officinalis flower

Flower fragrant color white and stamen yellow, flowers grow in clusters.

Fruit color yellow-cream in round shape, fruit not edible and yield in the summer

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How to grow Styrax officinalis growing and care:

Well-drained soil

What is the best way to start growing?
Plant / Seedling / Seed

Is it necessary to graft or use vegetative reproduction?

Difficulties or problems when growing:

Planting season:
Spring, summer, autumn

Pests and diseases:

Pruning season:
Autumn / Winter

How to prune:
Just for design

Size of the plant?
3-7 m, 9-21 feet

Growth speed in optimal condition:
Medium growing / Slow growing

Water requirement:
Small amount of water / Average amount of water

Light conditions in optimal condition for growing:
Full Sun / Half Shade

Is it possible to grow indoor as houseplant?

Growing is also possible in a planter /flowerpot / containers:

Blooming information

Bloom season:

General information about the flower
White fragrant and stamen yellow, flowers grow in clusters

Scientific name:

Styrax officinalis

How to grow Styrax officinalis

Styrax officinalis plant care

Growing Styrax officinalis

Styrax officinalis fruits

Styrax officinalis


Blooming Seasons
  • Spring flowers
Flower colors
  • White flower
  • Mediterranean Climate
  • Subtropics Climate
  • Temperate Climate
Ornamental parts
  • Ornamental flower
  • Ornamental fruit
  • Ornamental leaves
  • Ornamental plant
Plant growing speed
  • Average growing plants
  • Slow growing plants
Plant life-form
  • Deciduous
  • Perennial plant
  • Shrub
  • Tree
Plant Uses
  • Fragrance
  • Medical uses
  • Ornamental plants
Planting Season
  • Autumn Planting
  • Spring Planting
  • Summer planting
Plants sun exposure
  • Full sun Plants
  • Part shade Plants
Watering plants
  • Regularly water
  • Small amounts of water
Hardiness zone
  • Hardiness zone 10
  • Hardiness zone 11
  • Hardiness zone 8
  • Hardiness zone 9