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Styrax japonicus

Common Name(s):
Japanese snowbell, Japanese styrax
Cultivar(s):
Pendula (weeping), Pink Chimes (pink flowers), 'Rosea' (pink flowers), 'Sohuksan' (darker green foliage; larger, white flowers), 'Emerald Pagoda' (larger leaves and flowers)
Category:
Trees
Comment:

A deciduous flowering tree with a relatively compact habit. Does not tolerate heat or drought very well; casts light shade. This tree is moderately salt tolerant.

Height:
20-30 ft.
Flower:
Cluster of large white pendulous flowers with yellow stamens in May-June; mildly fragrant; modest 0.5 in. gray fruit in fall
Zones:
5-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil but tolerates clay
Texture:
Medium to fine
Form:
Rounded to broad crown; horizontal low, wide spreading branches
Width:
20-30 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
1 to 3.5 in. alternate, simple leaves; modest yellowish to reddish fall color
Tags:
salt tolerant, deciduous, fragrant, fruit

NCCES plant id: 2208

Styrax japonicus Styrax japonicus leaf and fruit detail
Photo by Plant Image Library, CC-BY-SA-2.0
Styrax japonicus Flower buds
Photo by Donna S, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Styrax japonicus Flower cluster
Photo by Kristine Paulus
Styrax japonicus Tree in bloom
JC Raulston Aroboretum