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Styrax japonicus (Japanese Snowbell)

Fragrant Snowbell, Snowflake Flower


Very showy and elegant, Styrax japonicus (Japanese Snowbell) is a deciduous tree with gracefully spreading branches and a rounded crown. In late spring to early summer, masses of fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers with showy golden-yellow stamens, appear in pendulous racemes. Despite flowering after the leaves have fully emerged, the blossoms are easily visible thanks to the upward posture of the foliage. The foliage of finely-pointed ovate, glossy green leaves, warms up to golden yellow and orange in the fall. The smooth gray bark exfoliates on older specimens, revealing orange inner bark that adds winter interest. A great patio tree providing multi-season interest.

  • Grows slowly up to 20-30 ft. tall and wide (6-9 m).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this plant is best grown in medium moisture, humus-rich, acidic, well-drained soils. Provide a site sheltered from cold, dry winds. Once established, it only needs occasional watering during the summer
  • Perfect as a specimen plant or for beds and borders. Great flowering tree for cottage gardens or woodland gardens.
  • Virtually pest and disease free.
  • Prune in winter to control shape.
  • Propagate from seed or by softwood cuttings
  • Native to Japan and Korea

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Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Styrax
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 6 – 8
Heat Zones 6 – 8
Climate Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Styrax
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Late)
Summer (Early)
Fall
Winter
Height 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Spread 20' – 30' (6m – 9m)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Neutral
Soil Drainage Moist but Well-Drained
Characteristics Fragrant, Showy
Garden Uses Beds and Borders
Garden Styles Informal and Cottage, Prairie and Meadow

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