J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co.
Styrax japonicus ‘Snowcone Snowbell’
‘Snowcone Snowbell’ rings in summer with a profusion of fragrant, bell-shaped flowers. Plump buds composed of pure-white petals open to reveal a delicate center of golden stamens. Blooms are suspended in late spring beneath petite, glossy dark-green leaves. Foliage turns yellow in autumn. Refined, slightly glossy leaves and an unusually upright, narrow form distinguish ‘Snowcone Snowbell’ from the rest of the species. Mature height is approximately 25 feet with a spread of 20 feet. Vigorous and uniform growth habit assures predictable performance for landscape designers and profitability for growers. It is also resistant to the winter twig dieback problems that are often seen in trees of the species and is hardy in Zone 5.