Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
Average Landscape Size:
Average Landscape Size
Slow-growing small tree to 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Key Feature:
Key Feature
Spring Flowering
Blooms:
Flowering Time
Early summer
Landscape Uses:
Landscape Uses
Botanical Pronunciation:STY-raks ja-PON-i-kus
Plant type:Tree
Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
Sunset climate zones:4 - 9, 14 - 21
Growth habit:Round
Growth rate:Slow
Average landscape size:Slow-growing small tree to 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Foliage color:Green
Blooms:Early summer
Flower color:White
Flower attributesFragrant, Showy Flowers
Design IdeasLovely white bells that bloom that dangle from horizontal branches are perfect for looking up into, so when you plant this tree, plant a bench underneath it. The spreading form is part of the charm of this plant, so make sure you give it enough elbow room.
Companion PlantsSmall shrubs that need some protection work well under this tree, such as Lanarth White Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Lanarth White') or, for more color, the deep pink of Buttons 'N BowsTM Hydrangea (Hydrangea macrophylla 'Monrey'). Lenten Rose (Helleborus x hybridus Royal HertiageTM Strain) would also enjoy the protection of the canopy.
Care Information
Follow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: late winter or early spring.
Light Needs:
Light needs: Partial Sun
Partial to full sun
Watering Needs:
Water needs: High
Needs wet or constantly moist soil.
History:
This styrax is native to China, Japan and Korea where plants have long been selected by the Chinese into various cultivars.
Lore:
The very strong wood of this tree has traditionally been used to make prayer beads umbrella handles in Asia.