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Styrax ‘Evening Light’

Styrax japonicus

Dark-leafed trees are so dramatic in the garden, like deep shadows among all the green. And now a European breeder brings us the first-ever purple Styrax, with fragrant, white, bell-shaped flowers set against dusky leaves. Styrax japonicus ‘Evening Light’ grows just 6 feet high and is an easy, adaptable tree tolerating extreme temperatures. With a tight, upright habit, it makes a stunning garden specimen great for landscape plantings or hedging.

Origin: EU

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5 (-20°F or -28°C), Currently Trialing
  • Fragrant pure white bell-shaped blooms
  • Tolerant to extreme temperatures

Patent Status: PP 24,168

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5
Height: 144 to 192-inches
366 to 488-centimeters
Spread: 96 to 120-inches
244 to 305-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring, Early Summer, Summer
Flower Colors: White
Foliage Colors: Dark Purple, Mahogany to Black
Light Levels: Partial-Sun, Semi-Shade
Growth Habit: Upright
Usage: Gardens, Landscapes, Modern landscape
Patent Status: PP 24,168
Origin: United Kingdom

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp