Pronunciation: STY-raks ja-PON-i-kus
|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.|
|Mature Size||Slow growing; reaches 20 to 30 ft. tall and wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance|
|Flower Attributes||Fragrant, Showy Flowers|
|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.|
|Foliage Color||Dark Green|
|Companion Plants||Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Lily of the Valley Shrub (Pieris); Lenten Rose (Helleborus); Mountain Laurel (Kalmia); Hosta (Hosta)|
|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.|
|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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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.