Styrax japonicus 'Carillon (Pendula)'

Japanese Snowbell

Tips for Homeowners:

Prune to shape when dormant.

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This small weeping tree has the same flowers and foliage as the species, but the branching gives it a more refined appearance in the landscape.

  • Weeping form
  • Fragrant white flowers
  • Attractive fall foliage

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

Height: 8-12 ft
Spread: 8-12 ft
Zone: 5-9
Color: White

Interesting Notes about Japanese Snowbell:

The species is a small shade tree that is ideal for the small landscape and this cultivar is a smaller, weeping form. 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
  • Low Maintenance
  • Specimen
  • Focal Point
  • Slow Growing
  • Border or Bed
  • Spring Bloomer
  • Fall Color

Foliage Color:

  • Red
  • Green
  • Yellow


  • Full Sun
  • Partial Sun


  • Upright

Season of Interest (Flowering):

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage):

  • Fall

Soil Moisture:

  • Average Water