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Styrax japonica ‘Purple Dress’

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Features

  • BloomsJune
  • Height8m
  • Spread6m
  • Speed of GrowthSlow
  • Growth HabitArching bushy
  • Flower ColourPale pink, purple
  • Leaf ColourPurple-green

Description

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.

Characteristics

Woody perennial, Deciduous, Small tree or Large shrub

Origin

Japan

Interest and use

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

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Needs

  • LightFull sun or Part shade
  • HardinessFully hardy (min -23°C)
  • SoilWell drained, Fertile
  • Soil pH7.0 to 5.0
  • WaterMoist

Cultivation

Prefers a lime-free soil and a sheltered position

Propagation

You can propagate by softwood cuttings in the summer or by seeds in the autumn.

Pests, diseases or disorders

Scale insects and aphids.

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