Styrax japonicus 'Evening Light'
Common name: 
Evening Light Japanese Snowbell
STI-raks ja-PON-i-kus
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous small tree or a shrub, often multi-stemmed, with an upright, oval habit, to 15 ft tall and 10 ft wide (4.5 x 3 m).  The leaves emerge purple-maroon, becoming maroon-green.  The white petals of the typical bell-shaped flowers have maroon sepals (calyx).  The white flowers contrast nicely with the maroon foliage.

  • Sun to part shade, best in evenly moist well-drained, acidic soil, subject to chlorosis (yellowing leaves) in alkaline soil

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5      `Evening Light` was discovered by Henny Kolster, in 2001 in his nursery in Boskoop, The Netherlands, as a chance seedling.  US Plant Patent 24,168, Jan. 21, 2014

  • Silverton, Oregon: The Oregon Garden

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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

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  • flowering branch

    flowering branch