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Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’

For sale by Bluebell Nursery

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A rare large shrub/small tree, Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' has plum purple, oval leaves and masses of bell-shaped, pale pink flowers covering the branches in mid summer. The exciting purple foliage makes this cultivar a particularly sought after garden plant!

The photos above show a young, three to four year old plant in our gardens in full flower.

Supplied Size: 3L containers (30 - 50 cm tall)

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Styrax japonica  ‘Purple Dress’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Styrax japonica  ‘Purple Dress’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65
Pot SizeTotal Price
3 litres

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Grower Notes

Position: Sheltered in full sun or light, dappled shade.
Soil: Moist, fertile, lime free soil.
Hardiness: Reasonably hardy. Styrax japonica 'Purple Dress' requires shelter from cold winter winds.
Flowering Period: June.
Flower Colour: Pale pink
Rate of Growth: Slow to moderate.
Habit: Eventually a small branching tree with an open crown.
Height: up to 8 m (26 ft) in many years.
Spread: 6 m (20 ft)

Plant Finder: about Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’


Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’. This graceful small tree or shrub has purple-green oval leaves and masses of bell shaped, pale pink flowers with purple sepals, which are produced in June.


Prefers a lime-free soil and a sheltered position

Interest and use

Grown for its habit and foliage, but mainly for its flowers.

Italics = data drawn from parent genus or species

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Styrax japonica  ‘Purple Dress’ | Ashby De La Zouch, Derbyshire, LE65 | Copyright Greenplantswap 2020
  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

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