Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
  • Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
  • Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'

Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'

£35.00

(Purple-leaved Snowbell Tree ) A rare plant, Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' has plum purple, oval leaves and masses of bell-shaped, pale pink to white flowers covering the branches in mid summer.

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A rare plant, Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' has plum purple, oval leaves and masses of bell-shaped, pale pink to white flowers covering the branches in mid summer. The exciting purple foliage (best in a spot with decent amounts of sunlight) makes this cultivar a particularly sought after garden plant!

The photos above show a young, three to four year old plant in our gardens in full flower.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained soil. Not suitable for wet or waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: Pale pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Eventually a small branching tree with an open crown.
    • Height: up to 8 m (26 ft) in many years.
    • Spread: 6 m (20 ft)
  • Notes: Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' generally flowers as a young plant.

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Most Soils (not to fussy), Soil Type: Acid, Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
To grow in a pot, Fruit - Ornamental, Leaf Colour - Purple/Red, Honey Fungus Resistant, Flowering Season - Summer (June - August), Rare and Unusual

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