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Styrax japonicus 'Carillon'

Family: Styracaceae (sty-ra-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Styrax (STY-raks) (Info)
Species: japonicus (juh-PON-ih-kus) (Info)
Cultivar: Carillon

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.


8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)
10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Late Spring/Early Summer


Other details:
This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds
Flowers are fragrant
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater
Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings
Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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1 positive
1 neutral
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Allora On May 10, 2010, Allora from Stevensville, MD (Zone 7a) wrote:

I have this tree/shrub on the Eastern Shore of Maryland. It is the focal point of my front garden. It's been in the ground three years and this is it's first real display. It is gorgeous! Every branch full of 1" white dangling blossoms and the fragrance is lovely. After flowering, it forms small drupes. The drupes look just like the earring in the Vermeer painting Girl with the pearl earring. They stay on until fall. It is supposedly easy to transplant in the early spring,when young. It's not the right time but I'm going to move mine in the next two weeks. I'll report back. I am in zone 7 and recently saw a huge, beautiful one in zone 6 where I'll be moving mine.

Neutral smiln32 On Dec 1, 2004, smiln32 from Oklahoma City, OK (Zone 7a) wrote:

This plant has pendulous branches that are covered with white blooms in late spring. It has a beautiful form - a graceful weeping habit. It can reach a height of 7'. It is only hardy to zone 7, and possibly zone 6.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Benton, Arkansas
Stevensville, Maryland
Saint Louis, Missouri
Rockaway Park, New York
Hendersonville, North Carolina
Media, Pennsylvania
Ames Lake, Washington

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