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Published: Thursday, May 9, 2013, 12:01 a.m.

Plants of Merit: Styrax japonica

  • Japanese snowbell flowers have a delicate fragrance.

    Libbie Soden / evergreen arboretum & gardens

    Japanese snowbell flowers have a delicate fragrance.

WHAT: Styrax japonica is commonly known as Japanese snowbell. A deciduous tree, it is native to Japan and China and features delicate white bell-shaped flowers in the spring.
These flowers produce a light fragrance, making it all the more desirable.
SUN OR SHADE: Japanese snowbell prefers full sun to part shade.
SIZE: Mature size will range from 15 to 25 feet.
SEE IT: At the Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens in the Urban Tree Walk at 145 Alverson Blvd., Everett; or take a virtual tour by going to Send an email to or call 425-257-8597 for more information.
Source: Sandra Schumacher, Evergreen Arboretum & Gardens
Story tags » Gardening

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