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Styrax japonica 'Rubra Pendula' /Weeping Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica 'Rubra Pendula'  / Styrax japonica 'Rubra Pendula'
Branch of foliage and seed pods dangling on long stems beneath the leaves
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Branch of foliage and seed pods dangling on long stems beneath the leaves

Close-up of the pendulous branches

Overview of a specimen weeping Japanese snowbell at the Stephen F. Austin State University, Arboretum, Nacogdoches, Texas

Close-up view of specimen plant

Pendulous branches very pronounced

Foliage and seed pods in August

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Scientific Name: Styrax japonica 'Rubra Pendula'
Common Name: Weeping Japanese Snowbell
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Determine Your Zone
Height: 8-10 feet
Spread: 5 - 10 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
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
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Comments: This selection is noted for its striking pendulous form and pink spring flowers. It is best used as an accent specimen in the garden. Provide a fertile, well drained soil and some sunlight, preferably during the morning hours. The autmn fruit hang on relatively long stems below the branches and become an special feature of this styrax.