Has received the RHS Award of Garden Merit. (2012)
Common Name : Japanese snowbell 'Fargesii'Family : StyracaceaeType : TreeHabit : BushyHeight : 2.5-4 metresSpread : 1-1.5 metresFlower colour : WhiteFlowering from : Mayto JuneFoliage : DeciduousFoliage colour : GreenHardiness: Hardy in all of UK and northern Europe -20° to -15°Sunlight : Full Sun / Part ShadeMoisture : Well-drained / Moist but well-drainedSoil : Acid / NeutralSeason of interest : Spring - Summer - AutumnTo be ShelteredFragrant
S. japonicus is an elegant medium-sized deciduous tree with spreading branches with finely-pointed ovate leaves turning yellow and orange in autumn. Bell-shaped white flowers 15mm in width, with yellow stamens, borne in profusion beneath the branches.