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Styrax japonica

Styrax japonica (Japanese Snowbell)

is a tall fully hardy perennial deciduous tree with white flowers in early Summer and late Spring. It grows well in semi-shade and direct sun, and prefers medium levels of water. The flowers are campanulate shaped. It has low drought tolerance.
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It looks best in Spring and Summer.


Styrax japonica grows in soils ranging from a pH of 5 (extremely acidic ranges from 0 to 5.1) to 7 (neutral ranges from 6.6 to 7.5). It is adapted to clay, clay loam, loam, loamy sand, sandy clay, sandy clay loam and sandy loam soils, and prefers high fertility.


This is a rounded tree has an ultimate height of 12m / 39.4ft and spread of 8m / 26.2ft. It can take 16-20 years to reach its ultimate height.


The leaves are green in Spring and Summer and orange in Autumn. They are ovate in shape.


The plant prefers a sheltered situation.


A strong pleasant scent is emitted from the flower.


Flowering tree and low maintenance.

Fruit and seed

The fruit is white.


Propagation techniques include seed.


Japan. China.

-28°C / -18.4F 5 to 7 16-20 years 12m / 39.4ft 8m / 26.2ft
Scientific classifications [Edit]
Genus ? Styrax
Specific epithet ? japonica
Common names
Japanese Snowbell (Ireland)
IPNI details on Styrax japonica
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