Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'
  • Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'
  • Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'
  • Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'

Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'

£40.00

(Snowbell Tree) A new selection from Arboretum Wespelaar in Belgium, Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar' is a small, spreading tree with distinctive wide leaves, green in spring gradually turning dusky purple-green as they age.

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A new selection from Arboretum Wespelaar in Belgium, Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar' is a small, spreading tree with distinctive wide leaves, green in spring gradually turning dusky purple-green as they age. Masses of white or very pale pink flowers cover the branches in June once established..

Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar' is a handsome garden tree best suited for sun or light, dappled shade in a position out of strong winds.


  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil. Will tolerate damp but well drained soil. Avoid wet or waterlogged areas.
  • Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'  requires shelter from cold winter winds.
  • Flowering Period: June.
  • Flower Colour: White or very pale pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
  • Habit: Styrax japonica 'Wespelaar'  grows to be a small branching tree with an open crown in time.
    • Height: up to 6 - 8 m (20 - 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]

Data sheet

How Much Sun
Full Sun
Mature Size
Tree - Small (under 20 ft tall)
Growing Conditions
Soil Type: Damp / Wet
Special Features
Honey Fungus Resistant

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