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Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Small, broadleaf deciduous tree with rounded growth habit and pendulous, white flowers.

Growing Conditions:
Prefers sun or part shade. Grows best in moist, well-drained, slightly acidic, highly organic soil. Weekly watering during the first three summers is necessary for survival.

Uses:
Good ornamental tree teeming with fragrant flowers in late spring, followed by white fruit that lasts into fall.

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
25' at maturity

Shape:
Pyramidal to rounded with graceful, horizontal or ascending branches.

Flowers:
White, fragrant, bell-shaped flowers hang below leaves in late spring.

Leaves:
Elliptical, slightly serrated, 2-4 inch long, lustrous green leaves that turn yellow in fall.

Bark:
Smooth, gray-brown, becoming orangish-brown, fissured and more attractive with age.

Native to China and Japan.