Japanese Snowbell

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Fragrant and Ornate Flowering Japanese Snowbell

  • Fragrant, Snowy White Flowers
  • Naturally Rounding Crown
  • Long, Drooping Flower Clusters
  • Attractive Winter Bark
  • Oval, Dark Green Summer Foliage
  • Large Growth Potential
  • Virtually Pest and Disease Free
  • Multiple Seasons of Interest

Bring the elegance and beauty of Asian flora home to your yard with the addition of a Japanese Snowbell (Styrax Japonicus) tree. This amazing tree grows well in most of the United States, making it a great addition to any grower's yard.

The Japanese Snowbell is a popular purchase due to its abundant white flowers. These snow-white, five petaled blossoms grow in clusters of dozens across its horizontal branches.

Depending on the weather, this flowering tree can show signs of new flowers as soon as early spring but typically starts to bloom between late spring and early summer. As the summer passes, these bell shaped flowers give way to an olive green decorative fruit known as drupes.

This tree's branches can spread over a wide distance, typically spreading as wide across as it is tall. The weight of these thin branches paired with its dense flowers and foliage results in a naturally rounded, drooping appearance.

As the tree ages, its bark starts to exfoliate and reveal mottled orange streaks beneath the gray outer surface. This feature becomes prominent during the winter, contributing a splash of vivid color during an otherwise monochrome time of year.

Interesting grayish colored fruits develop and ripen later in summer and are showy late into the fall. The fruits are a great snack for local wildlife!

The Japanese Snowbell reaches its peak beauty as summer starts. With its glossy green foliage soaking up the sun and opalescent flowers at full bloom it's impossible not to appreciate the beauty this tree displays at its best.

Be sure to grab one of these beauties while they're in stock. This garden marvel sells fast, so be sure to order before it's too late!

How to Use Japanese Snowbell in the Landscape

Due to its wide reach and attractive rounded growth, this tree can be given the same treatment as a sculpture or statue. You can easily make the Japanese Snowbell the center of attention by making it the focal point of your landscaping endeavors.

Proper placement of this tree next to a porch or patio could also make for a relaxation aid. The fragrant blooms and broad foliage make for a pleasant smell while chilling in the shade on a summer afternoon.

This tree is a perfect fit for woodland gardens! The white blooms make for an excellent accent against the dense green foliage of the surrounding forest, and the plant litter that builds on the forest floor will help to promote the growth of your Japanese Snowbell.

The abundance of snow white blooms also makes this a must-have for the cottage garden aesthetic. Grow as a border tree or garden centerpiece, either method will elevate your cottage garden to another level.

#ProPlantTips for Care

The Japanese Snowbell tree is adaptable to many different light levels. This tree can thrive anywhere between full sun and part shade, so it can be planted in the open or next to a home or shed.

This tree can be particular about its soil, preferring medium moisture, well drained soil rich in humus and organic matter. Be sure to check the soil's acidity levels too, as this plant thrives in somewhat acidic conditions.

While this tree contains itself in a healthy, rounded manner on its own, it does need pruning from time to time. It's best to wait until after flowering to prune so as to not disturb the flower power.

It's always a good idea to add a layer of mulch at the base of your tree. This will help hold moisture and protect from both the heat in the summer and cold temperatures in the winter.

With proper care and thoughtful placement, this gorgeous tree is sure to be the talk of the neighborhood for years to come. Order your own Japanese Snowbell from our expert growers at Nature Hills today!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
0 - 19.99 19.99
20 - 49.99 21.99
50 - 69.99 24.99
70 - 99.99 29.99
100 - 129.99 34.99
130 - 149.99 41.99
150 - 150+ Approx 27%

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Japanese Snowbell Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Styrax japonicus
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 20 - 25 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Shade
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color White
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant Yes