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Snowbell

Styrax



Description:

An excellent small tree with delicate white or pink flowers and interesting bark.   This tree may cause a significant number of bees when in bloom so be careful when viewing this tree up close.  The roots are grow deep but are non-aggressive.

 

Common Name: Japanese Snowbell, Snowbell, Snowdrop Tree
Botanical Name: Styrax
Type: Deciduous tree
Soil Preference: Will grow in dry soils but well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils is also suitable with a pH of acidic to slightly alkaline (less than 7.7)
Light Requirements: Full sun, partial sun, partial shade
Attributes: Pest tolerant
Pests: None serious.  Ambrosia beetle and borers may sometimes become a problem on stressed or dying plants
Diseases: None serious
Care: Locate this tree in an area protected from winter winds.   Fertilize with Holly-tone as recommended.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs
Water & Fertilizer Schedule

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
To view our catalog or availability, click here

 


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Styrax japonicum
Japanese Snowbell
zones 5b-8a
 
Description: A lovely, small, low branched tree which develops a rounded to broad rounded crown and a distinct horizontal appearance.  The dainty white flowers bloom spring and early summer. 
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green; red and yellow fall color
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-25'

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Styrax japonicum 'Carillion' or 'Pendula'
Carillion Japanese Snowbell
zones 5b-8a
 
Description:  This weeping form of Snowbell bears clusters of white, bell-shaped lightly fragrant flowers with showy yellow stamens.   The leaves are oblong and glossy dark green and will turn yellow to red in fall.  Will grow 12" per year.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 25-30'
Spread: 25-30'


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Styrax japonica 'Fragrant Fountains'
Weeping Japanese Snowbell
zones 5-9
 
Description:  Fragrant white flowers spring to summer on this dense, weeping tree with a moderate growth rate. Golden fall color.
Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 6'
Spread: 5'


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Styrax japonica 'Pink Chimes'
Pink Chimes Japanese Snowbell
zones 5b-8a
 
Description:  Just as lovely as the white flowering form, 'Pink Chimes' bears clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers from May to June.  The leaves are dark green and will turn red in fall then drop to the ground.  Grows 8-10" per year.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: May-June
Foliage Color: Dark green
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-25'

 

 

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