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Styrax japonica
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Styrax japonica
Styrax japonica
Styrax japonica
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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.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (three to four years old, 60 - 80 cm tall)

  • Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
  • Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil.
  • 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.

Plant Video

A short video of the Styrax japonica in our gardens showing the lovely summer flower display. This tree is approx 12 years old. Height: 12 ft / Spread: 10 ft.

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