STYRAX japonicus

Commonly known as Japanese snowbell

Pendulous bell-like white flowers in profusion. A most attractive summer-flowering tree
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    glossy, mid- to dark-green leaves to 10cm (4in) long turning yellow or red in autumn
  • White
    Sometimes tinged pink
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    8m (26ft)
  • Tree
    Spreading tree. Produces flowers singly or in clusters of 3-6 along the undersides of the branches.
  • Very hardy
    Hardy in the severest continental climates including exposed upland locations in the UK. Plant can withstand temperatures < -20 (-4°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

STYRAX japonicus

 
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Small £20.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 2 to 3 Litre
Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large £45.00 each 
Delivery Information Estimated availability autumn 2022
plant size comparison icon 5 to 7.5 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be pruned after flowering to restrict size
    Ornamental bark
    On older branches the bark splits to reveal orange inner bark providing winter interest
    Pests & Diseases
    Trouble free
    Place of origin
    China, Korea, Japan
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape
    Bell/Lantern
    Bell-shaped flowers 1.5cm (½in) long
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
    Woodland garden
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Serrulate
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Elliptic
    (see photos above)
    Oblong
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 1) Collecting Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 2) Storing Seeds
Shrubs and Trees - Seeds - 3) Planting Seeds
Styrax - Care Guide
Trees - Care Guide
10m (33ft)
tree - guide for size not form Average Person
  8m (26ft)
 

Buy Varieties of STYRAX japonicus

STYRAX japonicus 'Evening Light'

STYRAX japonicus 'Evening Light'

Japanese snowbell

a new styrax selection with dark purple leaves and white flowers

 
£45.00  
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STYRAX japonicus 'Fargesii'

STYRAX japonicus 'Fargesii'

Japanese snowbell

a more tree-like form with larger leaves

 
Small
£27.50 each 
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Large
£55.00 each 
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STYRAX japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain'

STYRAX japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain'

Japanese snowbell

weeping habit with pendulous, fragrant white flowers

 
Large
£85.00  
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Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
STYRAX japonicus 'Pendulus'

STYRAX japonicus 'Pendulus'

Japanese snowbell

a form with trailing branches which is best grown over a bank to look up into the flowers

 
£30.00 each 
STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Chimes'

STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Chimes'

Japanese snowbell

delicate pink flowers

 
Small
£35.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
Large
£60.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.
STYRAX japonicus 'Snowcone'

STYRAX japonicus 'Snowcone'

Japanese snowbell

white flowers, pyramidal habit

 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£30.00 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant

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