Known as- Japanese snowbell
Grow Zone - 5 to 9
Type- Deciduous shrub
Smith Scl. hardy? No
ht.- 8 to 12 ft.
Span- 8 to 12 ft.
Coloring- White with showy yellow stamens
Shade/Light- Full sun to part shade
Moisture- Medium dampure
Hi/Lo Maint- Medium
Best grown in organically rich, acidic, moderate wet, well-drained soils
in full sun to part shade. Prune as needed in winter to control shape.
This Japanese snowbell cultivar is a large shrub with wide-spreading branches
which weep. Typically grows 8-12” tall. Features small pendulous
clusters of bell-shaped, mildly fragrant, white flowers (3/4’ long)
with showy yellow stamens. Flowers appear in May-June and give way to
grayish-brown drupes which persist into late autumn. Gray bark fissures
on older branches to reveal orange inner bark which can be attractive
in winter. Elliptic-oblong, glossy, dark green leaves (to 3’ long)
turn yellow to red in fall. In the same family as and closely related
to Halesia (silverbell). “Carillon” is generally considered
to be synonymous with S. j. “Pendula”.
No serious insect or disease pests.
Shrub borders. Open woodland gardens. Lawn specimen.