The trees at Keele

We have over 150 species of tree on campus, not counting the 240 species and varieties of Flowering Cherry! Amongst them are many of our common native species as well as some more unusual ones. So, if you can't tell a Beech from a Birch or just want to know a bit more about them then read on!

Snowbell Tree Styrax japonicum

Snowbell Tree A small deciduous tree, a native of China, Japan and Korea, that grows slowly from 20 to 30 feet in height and has rounded canopy with a horizontal branching pattern.

The smooth, attractive bark has orange-brown interlacing fissures adding winter interest to any landscape.

The white, bell-shaped, and scented drooping flower clusters are quite showy in May to June.

Location : One in Barnes Dell; square P13, compartment 12A; tag 2236