Styrax japonicus
Japanese Snowbell

 Plant Type:
 Growth Forms:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flower Notes:
White (Bell-shaped flowers (.75") hanging pendulous in groups of 3-6 in May to June)
 Foliage Notes:
Green (Summer foliage); Multi-Colored (Leaves change from yellowish to reddish in fall)
 Fruit Notes:
Cream (Dry, rounded capsules hanging from branches falling by November)
 Ultimate Height:
20-30 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
20-30 feet
 Soil Notes:
Moist, acid, well-drained soil
China, Korea, Japan
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Alternate, simple broad-elliptic to elliptic-oblong leaves 1-3" long. Leaf margins denticulate to entire. Dry, rounded capsules (1/2" dia.) hang pendulous from branches.

Additional Information

Relatively trouble-free. Can be susceptible to Ambrosia beetle and canker. Partial shade best in Zones 7 and 8 due to heat intolerance.

When Styrax japonicus has been observed flowering or fruiting at Purdue University





2 Styrax japonicus found

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