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STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Snowbell'

Commonly known as Japanese snowbell

Pale pink scented flowers.
  • Deciduous
    Minutely toothed, glossy, mid- to dark green leaves, purple-bronze when young, to 10cm (4in) long, turning yellow or red in autumn
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pale pink
  • White
  • Height
    4m (13ft)
  • Spread
    3m (10ft)
  • Tree
    Slow-growing, graceful, rounded to spreading tree with a profusion of flowers hanging from the undersides of the branches in early to midsummer
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade

STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Snowbell'

 

 

  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Can be pruned after flowering to restrict its 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 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.

  • Scented Plants
    Scented flowers
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
    Summer
    Winter
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus-rich
    Neutral to acid soil
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Useful extras...

Fertilisers & Feeds - Levington
Sulphate of Iron
Boosts soil acidity. Feeds ericaceous plants and helps prevent moss. Corrects leaf yellowing caused by iron deficiency. Easy to use, low dust granules
Only £11.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Grow Your Own
AFTER PLANT GROW YOUR OWN seaweed is ready to use liquid concentrate that was specially formulated be used on all edible plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Afterplant - Tomatoes
AFTER PLANT TOMATO FEED Liquid Concentrate with Bio stimulant is a high potash liquid concentrate containing seaweed extract, plant derived amino acids and other nutrients specifically formulated to benefit tomatoes and greenhouse plants.
Only £8.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
3 options from £3.00

Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow Ericoid mycorrhizal fungi
This specially adapted Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi will boost the growth of acid-loving plants like rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers and blueberries. It contains ericoid and arbuscular mycorrhizal fungi, which are found in poor acidic soils where ericaceous plants naturally grow.
Only £7.50

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