Styrax japonicus 'Emerald Pagoda'

Japanese Snowbell


Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to shape when dormant.

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A slow-growing tree with beautiful white flowers in the spring that are as pretty when they drop to the ground as when they are on the tree.

  • Upright form
  • Larger, thicker leaves and larger flowers than other species
  • Worth a try!

Nice to plant at woodland's edge in moist soils. Best in eastern and central Kansas.

Height: 10-30 ft
Spread: 8-20 ft
Zone: 7-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Japanese Snowbell:

This is a nice little shade tree that is ideal for the small landscape. It prefers to be constantly moist, but not wet, and needs the soil to be well-drained. Because the roots are not too aggressive it is a good tree to plant hosta or other ground cover beneath it.

Characteristics & Attributes


  • Great Foliage
  • Focal Point
  • Fall Color
  • Naturalizing
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen

Foliage Color:

  • Yellow
  • Green


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun

Critter Resistance:

  • Deer Resistant


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water