June 27, 2024

My Japanese Snowbell Trees

Lovely, fragrant, and showy, the Japanese snowbell tree, Styrax japonicus, is a beautiful small tree that thrives in full sun or part shade.

In 2016, I planted an allée of Styrax japonicus 'Marley's Pink Parasol' along the carriage road leading to my tennis court. These trees feature bold green foliage and in spring, lustrous pink, bell-shaped, fragrant flowers. A couple years later, I planted a collection of Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' in the same allée. These are purple trees with white, sweet smelling blooms. Both varieties are developing so beautifully here at the farm.

Here are some photos.