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Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
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Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress'
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Price: £35.00 Quantity :


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.

Supplied Size: 3L pots (approx 3 yuears old, 30 - 50 cm tall) 

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


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