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Fragrant Fountain Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain' PP #19,664

Pleasantly fragrant white flowers cover the tight form from early spring through summer. Dense, weeping habit and moderate growth rate make this small tree ideal for small garden plantings. Deciduous dark green leaves turn gold in the fall before dropping off. Prefers partial sun and well drained soils.
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Partial sun

Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.


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Botanical PronunciationSTY-raks ja-PON-i-kus
Average Size at MaturityWeeping habit, up to 6 ft. tall, 5 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring through Summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleContemporary, Cottage
Growth HabitWeeping
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsPartial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Fall Color
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
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.

Provide organically rich, slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil. Water deeply, regularly during the first growing season to establish root system. Once established, maintain evenly moist soil; will not thrive in dry conditions. Apply fertilizer before new growth begins in early spring. Prune annually to shape in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-8

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