The Styrax is one of our most desirable flowering shrubs, having leaves about three inches in length and graceful white pendulous flowers. It becomes a handsome object in the shrubbery and is good for cutting for table or hall decoration in vases.
Of this genus, Styrax serrulata (a native of Japan) is one of the best for planting in California.
Propagate by seeds sown, as soon as ripe, one-quarter of an inch deep in light sandy loam in the open ground.
When the seedlings are one year old they should be transplanted, in early Spring, into nursery rows and set about six inches apart.