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STYRAX japonicus

Commonly known as Japanese snowbell

Pendulous bell-like white flowers in profusion. A most attractive summer-flowering tree
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Small £20.00 each

Large £45.00 each

Available autumn 2020 -
Specimen £60.00 each

Delivery Information Available autumn 2020
plant size comparison icon 7.5 to 10 Litre
  • Deciduous - oblong, 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
  • 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 - Suitable for small gardens
  • Woodland garden
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • 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 -
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'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
A new styrax selection with dark purple leaves and white flowers
Small £25.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -
Large £45.00 

STYRAX japonicus 'Fargesii'  AWARD

STYRAX japonicus 'Fargesii'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
A more tree-like form with larger leaves
Small £25.00 each
Large £55.00 each

STYRAX japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain'

STYRAX japonicus 'Fragrant Fountain'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
Weeping habit with pendulous, fragrant white flowers
£40.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

STYRAX japonicus 'Pendulus'

STYRAX japonicus 'Pendulus'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
A form with trailing branches which is best grown over a bank to look up into the flowers
Small £30.00 each

STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Chimes'

STYRAX japonicus 'Pink Chimes'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
Delicate pink flowers
Small £35.00 each
Large £65.00 each

STYRAX japonicus 'Purple Dress'  AWARD

STYRAX japonicus 'Purple Dress'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
Purple leaves and white-pink flowers
£40.00 each

STYRAX japonicus 'Snowcone'

STYRAX japonicus 'Snowcone'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
White flowers, pyramidal habit
£30.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

STYRAX japonicus 'Sohuksan'

STYRAX japonicus 'Sohuksan'  >

Commonly known as: Japanese snowbell.
A vigorous form with large leaves and the largest flowers of any Styrax we have seen growing at Burncoose
£30.00 each

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