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Snowcone Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica 'JFS-D'

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Classy, deciduous tree becoming covered in pendulous, white flowers in early summer, and turning pale yellow in the fall.

Growing Conditions:
Best in partial shade, but tolerates full sun. Prefers well-drained, highly organic soil. Not best choice for high stress environments. 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. Symmetrical structure creates a tree of great uniformity.

Height:
20' at maturity

Width:
20' at maturity

Shape:
Rounded with graceful, horizontal or ascending branching.

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

Leaves:
Slightly serrated lustrous green leaves turn yellowish in fall.

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

China and Japan. Cultivar developed at J.Frank Schmidt Nursery in Boring, OR.