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Japanese Snowbell, Weeping Styrax 'Carillon'

Styrax japonicus

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



Foliage Color:


Bloom Characteristics:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Flowers are fragrant

Water Requirements:

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Requires consistently moist soil; do not let dry out between waterings

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us


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


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Bloom Color:

White/Near White

Bloom Time:

Late Spring/Early Summer



Provides winter interest

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

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


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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Gardeners' Notes:


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.


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.