|what is a japanese snow drop tree and what are it requirements? This was mentioned on the Gardening by the Yard tv show on 5-20-01.|
|I am not familiar with a tree commonly called a Japanese Snowdrop, but I do recognize Japanese Snowbell (Styrax japnicus). To make sure which tree was addressed on the show, you might want to contact them directly. |
Styrax japonicus, according to Michael Dirr's "Manual of Woody Landscape Plants", is hardy from zones 5 through 8 (injured at minus 20) and grows to about 25 feet tall and wide. It requires an evenly moist and acid soil and should be planted in a sheltered location.
In my garden, it is a delicate-looking and graceful plant and blooms in spring with little white flowers facing downward, they are very fragrant. These are followed by green drupes, attractive in a quiet sort of way. There is no fall color to speak of.