Styrax japonicus 'Momo Shidare'

Styrax japonicus 'Momo Shidare'

Weeping Snowbell Tree

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'Momo Shidare' is a uniquely beautiful selection of the Japanese Snowbell. This unusual weeping form is perfectly suited to smaller spaces, or for inclusion in shrub beds and borders. Just picture a weeping tree, festooned with clouds of fragrant pink bells hanging below the branches. Eventual height depends on how high you wish to stake it, before freeing the tree to weep.



Hardiness Zone:  Zone 5 to Zone 9
Light Requirements: Full Sun to Part Shade
Height: 2.4 m to 3.0 m in 10 years
Spread: 90 cm to 1.2 m in 10 years
Soil Requirements: Moist acidic, humus rich, well drained soils
Bloom Time Late spring to early summer
Planting Time: Mid spring to early summer, early fall
Use: Asian gardens, patio tree, woodland gardens, shrub beds, mixed borders, pollinator gardens
Flower Colour & Shape: Abundant pendant clusters of pale pink waxy, bell shaped, five petalled flowers with yellow stamens
Foliage: Ovate medium green leaves to 7.5 cm, with an upward posture along the branches. Fall colour sometimes a good golden yellow to orange
Benefits: Fragrant flowers, pest and disease free, pollinator tree

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