Styrax japonica
  • Styrax japonica
  • Styrax japonica
  • Styrax japonica

Styrax japonica

£28.00

(Snowbell Tree) A beautiful small tree found growing in woods all over Japan, Styrax japonica develops wide, fan-shaped branches which are covered with cascades of bell-shaped, white flowers in summer.

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A beautiful small tree found growing in woods all over Japan, Styrax japonica develops wide, fan-shaped branches which are covered with cascades of bell-shaped, white flowers in summer. The leaves are small, pale green in spring / summer and turn yellow in a good crisp autumn before falling.

Styrax japonica grows to be an unusual and handsome garden tree which looks particularly good when branching out over ponds, streams or garden paths.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained ground. Not suitable for waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax japonica requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: White
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Styrax japonica eventually grows to be a small branching tree with an open crown.
    • Height: up to 8 m (26 ft) in many years / [up to 3 m (10 ft) after 10 years]
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft) / [up to 2.5 m (8 ft) after 10 years]
  • Notes: Flowers reliably as a young plant. This plant is also known as Styrax japonicus.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun, Light Shade
Mature Size
Shrub - Large (over 10 ft), Tree - Small (under 20 ft)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils, Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Flowering in Summer, Fruit - Ornamental, Honey Fungus Resistant, To grow in a pot, Habit - Architectural

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