Styrax japonicus ‘JFS-D’ SNOWCONE ™

Japanese snowbell

  • © J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

  • © J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

  • © J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.

Outstanding Qualities

SNOWCONE™ is a selection of Japanese snowbell that shows much less twig dieback that is common for the species in general. Plus, it has all the wonderful qualities that make this a charming smaller tree for the garden including the enchanting pure white bell-shaped flowers in springtime. Throughout the summer the breeze rustles through the fine textured and dark green foliage which, with the coming of fall, turns brilliant yellow.

Quick Facts

Plant Type: pyramidal tree

Foliage Type: deciduous

Plant Height: 10 ft. 0 in. (3.05 meters)

Plant Width/Spread: 8 ft. 0 in. (2.44 meters)

Plant Height-Mature: 25 ft. 0 in. (7.62 meters)

Plant Width-Mature: 20 ft. 0 in. (6.10 meters)

Hardiness: USDA Zones 5 to 8

Flower Color: white

Sun/Light Exposure: full sun to light or open shade

Water Requirements: regular to occasional watering

Seasonal Interest: charming bell-shaped flowers in springtime

Wildlife Associations: bees, hummingbirds

Colors & Combos

Great Color Contrasts: bronze, burgundy, gold

Great Color Partners: cream, dark green, white

Culture Notes
This lovely layered tree thrives in full sun or light to open shade. It grows best in well-drained soil, but can tolerate sand or clay. Once established it needs regular to occasional water during the summer.