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Styrax japonica 'Frosted Emerald'


This cultivar is slow growing and can grow as a shrub or small tree, with wide spreading horizontal branches. The leaves have splashes of white. The flowers are creamy white with a nice fragrance. The bark fissures on older trees reveal an attractive orange inner layer that provides winter interest.

Common Name: Japanese Snowbell

Family: Styracaceae (The Silver Bells Family)

Zone Hardiness: 5-8

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun, Part Shade

Height: 4-6'

Width: 3-5'

Primary Bloom Colour: White/Cream

Secondary Bloom Colour: Yellow

Class: Deciduous

Type: Tree

Bloom Time: Spring - Fall

Soil Moisture: Average, Moist

Stem Colour: Orange

Fragrance: Yes



Deer Resistant: Unknown

BC Native: No

Native Habitat:


Geogrpahical Origin: Asia and the Pacific - Asia - China and Japan

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