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Styrax japonica /Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica  / Styrax japonica
White, bell-shaped flowers hanging below the stems and foliage
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White, bell-shaped flowers hanging below the stems and foliage

Flowers and flower buds in early spring

Overall view of a relatively young tree in summer

Early spring flowers and buds

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Scientific Name: Styrax japonica
Common Name: Japanese Snowbell
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Summer, Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist,
Rate of Growth: Slow
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
No
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: This is a delightful small deciduous tree that produces an abundance of white, bell-shaped flowers in spring. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and some sunlight, preferably during the morning hours. This selection cannot tolerate dry conditions for long periods. This can make a nice small patio tree but is not readily available in the trade.