Snowcone® Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonicus 'JFS-D'

Lovely, lightly scented white flowers hang from a multi-stemmed deciduous tree with strongly horizontal side branches. Splendid as a small tree for patio or near a pathway. The fruits are gray drupes displayed from late summer to late fall. Attractive dark green leaves turn an outstanding yellow in fall.
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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
Average Size at MaturitySlow-growing small tree to 25 ft. tall and 20 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeCreamy-white flowers in early summer
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeFragrant, Showy Flowers
Flower ColorWhite
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleAsian/Zen, Cottage
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateSlow
Landscape UseWoodland Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Improved Pest and Disease Resistance
Water NeedsHigh
Watering NeedsWater regularly to keep soil surface moist, but not soggy.

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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