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Species: Styrax japonicus

(stye'raks ja-pon'i-kus)

Styrax japonicus

Japanese Snowbell

Found on Course Walks

Low pH

Map of plant locations

(Plant location data may be incomplete)

In Collection(s):

None Listed

Ornamental Characteristics

Tree < 30 feet

20' - 30' (spread 20' - 30')

Deciduous

rounded crown, horizontal appearance; wide spreading branches

prefers soil with high organic matter content; full sun to part shade

Environmental Characteristics

Full sun, Part shade

5b

Can tolerate acid to neutral soil (pH 5.0 to 7.4)

fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers in May/June; medium dark green leaves; smooth gray bark

Consistently moist, well-drained soil; Occasional periods of dry soil
See graphic below

Insect Disease

basically trouble free; possible problems are borer, ambrosia beetle, canker

Bare Root Transplanting


Other

transplant B & B in early spring, Native to China, Korea, Japan, Philippines.

Moisture Tolerance Graphic

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Moisture Tolerance

Moisture graphic
Occasionally saturated or very wet soil
Consistently moist, well-drained soil
Occasional periods of dry soil
Prolonged periods of dry soil
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