Styrax japonicus ‘Emerald Pagoda’
- Common Name(s):
- Japanese snowbell, Snowbell
- ‘Emerald Pagoda’
NC State University's legendary plantsman, the late JC Raulston, found this wild plant in 1985 while visiting Korea. It showed exceptional vigor and was drastically different than the other native Japanese snowbell trees observed. The star-like flowers are 1 inch across, larger than most in this species.
The foliage on this deciduous tree is dark green and leathery in texture. 'Emerald Pagoda' also has larger than average sized leaves. This ornamental tree can be grown in full sun or part shade. It prefers soil rich in organic matter that maintains good drainage. The ideal planting location is where the tree is able to receive a couple of hours of shade each day.
'Emerald Pagoda' is an upright, vase-shaped deciduous tree that is rather slow growing. In ten years, this cultivar will grow to 10 feet tall with a spread of 8 feet. At maturity, this tree can become 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide. This would make an excellent patio tree, where its interesting bark and fragrant flowers can be seen up close. It is a great choice where a small tree is desired.
- 20 - 30 feet
- Fragrant flowers
- 5 to 8
- Good drainage
- Mature plant will grow to 30 feet tall and 20 feet wide
- Leathery leaf
- Vase shaped
- 20 feet
- Growth Rate:
- Dark green leaves turn red or yellow in fall.
NCCES plant id: 3094