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Styrax japonica - Japanese snowball

Commonly known as the Japanese snowball, Styrax japonicus is a deciduous shrub native to eastern Asia, growing to a maximum height of approximately 15 metres.

Plant Profile

Name: Styrax japonica

Common Name: Japanese snowball

Family: Styracaceae

Height: 10-15 metres

Width: 6-8 metres

Demands: Full sun or partial shade in a sheltered location

Soil: Moist, well drained

Foliage: Glossy green leaves, turning orange and yellow in autumn

Flowers: White, bell shaped flowers with yellow stamens bloom in spring

Styrax japonica info sheet