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Evening Light Japanese Snowbell

Styrax japonica 'Evening Light'

Interesting Flower

Characteristics:
Glossy deep purple foliage is unique among snowbells, providing a dramatically dark backdrop for fragrant white, bell shaped flowers that appear in June.

Growing Conditions:
Best in partial shade, but tolerates full sun. Prefers well-drained, highly organic soil. With adequate soil moisture, some reblooming will occur.

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:
15' at maturity

Width:
10' at maturity

Shape:
Upright and oval

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

Leaves:
Slightly serrated dark purple 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.