Styrax japonica Evening Light Japanese Snowbell
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Styrax japonica 'Evening Light' Japanese Snowbell

Bright clusters of nodding bell-shapped blooms make this a must-have addition to your garden.
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  • An amazing spectacle of light and dark contrast between leaf and bloom, you'll be mesmerised by this flowering Japanese snowbell Styrax japonicus.
  • Bright white, bell-shaped flowers contrast magically against glossy, dark purple leaves – almost like dancing fireflies at dusk.
  • As they emerge in a dense cluster of pure white drops, each lightly fragrant, nodding flower sits at the end of a colourful stem, opening up to expose a golden yellow crown of stamens.
  • ‘Evening Light’ has a compact, bushy and upright habit, reaching 2m high and 2m wide in ideal conditions, but can also be grown in a large pot.
  • Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, Styrax is easy to grow and maintain and totally winter hardy to -20°C, so even the most novice of gardeners can get great results with little or no effort!

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An amazing spectacle of light and dark contrast between leaf and bloom, you'll be mesmerised by this flowering Japanese snowbell Styrax japonicus.

Planted in a sunny spot, Styrax 'Evening Light' bursts into bloom in early summer with a profusion of bright white, bell-shaped flowers which contrast magically against its glossy, dark purple leaves – almost like dancing fireflies at dusk. Even when grown in light shade it’s a spectacle of loveliness where the leaves take on a dark, olive-green colour.

As they emerge in a dense cluster of pure white drops, each lightly fragrant, nodding flower sits at the end of a colourful stem, opening up to expose a golden yellow crown of stamens.

Followed by a plethora of olive-green berries, this impressive shrub provides colour and interest through most of the year with subtle colour changes in the autumn - even in winter it’s a gem with smooth khaki bark and fine branches.
‘Evening Light’ has a compact, bushy and upright habit, reaching 2m high and 2m wide in ideal conditions, but can also be grown in a large pot.

Easy to grow and maintain in any well-drained, moisture-retaining soil, this lovely shrub is totally winter hardy to -20°C, and even the most novice of gardeners can get great results with little or no effort!

Perfect in a pot as a specimen shrub, 'Evening Light' will grow happily on a patio, terrace or balcony. It's also excellent as a flowering hedge or mixed into perennial borders and containers, where it will create an enchanting atmosphere in any garden!

Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot ready for immediate planting out.

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Supplied as an established plant in a 3L pot, Styrax is easy to grow and maintain and totally winter hardy to -20°C, so even the most novice of gardeners can get great results with little or no effort!

Plant Care Information

Scented / Fragrant
Scented / Fragrant
Perfect In Pots
Perfect In Pots
Plant In Sunshine
Plant In Sunshine
Winter Hardy
Winter Hardy
Easy To Grow
Easy To Grow
Wildlife Friendly
Wildlife Friendly

Top Tips

Pot-grown shrubs can be planted at any time of the year as long as the soil is not waterlogged or frozen. If in doubt, err towards spring but remember to keep pots well-watered so that the soil does not dry out.

Care Information

Planting Advice for your Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light':

  • Shrub roots generally tend to spread out rather than down, so dig a planting hole 3 x wider than the roots of the shrub you're planting and mix some well-rotted compost or manure with the soil from the hole and use this to re-fill one the shrub is in place.
  • We've found that a square hole is better than a round one as the new roots, once they reach the edges tend to grow in a circle round the circumference of the hole whereas when they reach the corners of a square hole, they find it easier to grow through.
  • Before planting soak container-grown shrubs thoroughly and allow to drain.
  • Remove the plant from its pot and tease out a few of the roots.
  • Add Mycorrhizal fungi to the roots when planting to help plants establish quicker.
  • Place your shrub in the hole at the same level at the pot.
  • Refill the hole with the earth removed (backfilling), firming in the soil with your heel, avoiding the root ball.
  • Water well and mulch around the base of the plant with a collar, compost, gravel, bark etc.

 

Aftercare advice for Japanese snowbell bush:

  • Keep plants well-watered while they establish, especially if planted up in a pot.
  • If plant leaves emerge green, your plant may not be getting enough light.
  • Styrax does prefer slightly acidic soil, so if leaves begin to yellow, apply an ericaceous fertiliser.

 

Pruning Advice for Styrax japonicus:

  • Easy to keep, only occasional maintenance is needed and plants should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers.

Planting/Flowering Calendar

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Fully Grown Plant Dimensions (approx)

Plant Dimensions
200 cm
200 cm
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