Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus

SKU
07173
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.
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Water regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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Botanical PronunciationSTY-raks ja-PON-i-kus
LoreThe very strong wood of this tree has traditionally been used to make prayer beads and umbrella handles in Asia.
Average Size at MaturitySlow growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Summer
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.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorDark Green
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitRound
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseContainer, Specimen, Woodland Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureDense Habit, Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.
Companion PlantsHydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hosta (Hosta)

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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