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Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus

Pronunciation: STY-raks ja-PON-i-kus
SKU #07173
5-8

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OVERVIEW
Description Lovely, slightly fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers drip from strongly horizontal side branches with dark green foliage in early summer. A splendid small tree for use adjacent to a patio or near a pathway. Foliage turns yellow to red in the fall. Deciduous.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Blooms Early Summer
Mature Size Slow growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Growth Rate Slow
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Fragrant, Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Container
Design Ideas Lovely 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.
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Dark Green
Companion Plants Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hosta (Hosta)
CARE
Care 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.
HISTORY
Lore The very strong wood of this tree has traditionally been used to make prayer beads and umbrella handles in Asia.

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