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Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' (Japanese snowbell 'Evening Light')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
4.5m
Max height
3m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light'

Other names

Japanese snowbell 'Evening Light'

Genus

Styrax Styrax

Variety or Cultivar

'Evening Light' _ 'Evening Light' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with oblong to elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, dark purple when young in spring and turning orange and yellow in autumn. Clusters of nodding, bell-shaped, white flowers bloom along the undersides of the branches in summer. Will bloom again in autumn if soil remains consistently moist throughout summer.


Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' is: Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation

Sow seed at 15C for three months then at 5C for three months.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' (Japanese snowbell 'Evening Light') will reach a height of 4.5m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light'

Other names

Japanese snowbell 'Evening Light'

Genus

Styrax Styrax

Variety or Cultivar

'Evening Light' _ 'Evening Light' is an upright, deciduous shrub or small tree with oblong to elliptic, toothed, glossy, dark green leaves, dark purple when young in spring and turning orange and yellow in autumn. Clusters of nodding, bell-shaped, white flowers bloom along the undersides of the branches in summer. Will bloom again in autumn if soil remains consistently moist throughout summer.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Fragrance

Flowers are fragrant.

Habit

Upright


Colour

Flower

White in Summer

Foliage

Dark-purple in Spring; Dark-green in Summer; Yellow, Orange in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Pests

Generally pest free.

Diseases

Generally disease free.

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation

Sow seed at 15C for three months then at 5C for three months.

Propagation methods

Seed, Softwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light' (Japanese snowbell 'Evening Light') will reach a height of 4.5m and a spread of 3m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Low Maintenance

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade. Shelter from cold, drying winds.

Soil type

Clay, Loamy, Sandy

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained, Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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