Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Tree
Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Leaf
Previous Next
Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Tree
Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Leaf

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell
Styrax japonica 'Frosted Emerald'

This Tree is not available for Sale at this time through Bower & Branch. Bower & Branch provides this information for reference only. Please check back with us or contact us for more detail.

Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell wants to be the life of your garden party! This exciting new ornamental tree is decked out in bold variegated foliage that demands attention. Each green leaf is decorated with a generous dollop of white—some leaves have more white than green! Whether in or out of flower (it has lovely bell-shaped flowers in late spring, too), this small tree will bring some sparkle to those lightly shaded corners of your landscape near your porch, deck, or patio. Plant it where family and friends gather on warm summer evenings and your Frosted Emerald Snowbell tree will win oohs and ahhs from your guests.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 7-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›

The Story

This funky new tree originated in Oregon at the nursery of Crispin Silva, a Mexican immigrant who moved to the U.S. as a young man. Silva had received an electrical engineering degree in his home country, but couldn’t find work in the U.S. in his field, so he got a job at a nursery instead. There he developed great skill at growing trees from seed and later went on to start his own nursery. Silva has discovered several new tree introductions, and some have joked that his nursery must sit atop a toxic waste site for the all the interesting mutants that have appeared there! No, that’s just what happens when you sow a LOT of seeds and have a keen eye.

The Details

Japanese Silverbell flowers dangle from their branches and are best viewed from below. What a perfect place for an intimate seating area! From a bench or chair placed under its canopy, you’ll be able to gaze up at Emerald Frost’s shimmering white blossoms in spring and its jazzy variegated foliage all season.

How to Grow

Plant your Emerald Frost Japanese Silverbell tree where it will be shaded by other trees or buildings from the hot afternoon sun so that the foliage doesn’t scorch; morning sun is fine. It likes moist but well-drained soil. Pests and diseases are of no concern to this delicate-looking but sturdy tree, so if it’s properly sited, caring for it will be a breeze. The only maintenance you’ll want to do is to prune out branches that sport all-green leaves, should they appear. Because Emerald Frost has so little green chlorophyll, it’s a slow grower. Its growth is easy to maintain, and it will never get out of control.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 7
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 15'
Avg Mature Width 15'
Spacing 15-20'
Growth Rate Slow
Leaf Color Green/White
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color White
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native No
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale

Scale

Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

8-10' tall. Grown in our #15 tree container strong stem caliper normally over 1.5" well branched and great structure. Wide and lower branching allowed.

Customer Reviews

There are no reviews yet.

Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Tree
Frosted Emerald Japanese Snowbell Leaf