A few years ago we had to replace an aging ornamental cherry. Our choice was a Japanese Snowbell (‘Styrax japonicus’). I must admit that I was disappointed the first time it bloomed - only one branch with a smattering of flowers. However, with each year it reaches out a bit farther and puts on a few more blooms. This spring we waited in anticipation as a profusion of snow white buds emerged. Ah, yes! This is what we have been waiting for!
Info: Styrax japonicus is a medium-sized tree with a maximum height/width of 20’-30’. Our Styrax is now about 10’ high and carries its delicate fragrant blooms for several weeks each June.