Snowbell Tree Seeds

(Styrax japonica) Zones 5 - 8. Deciduous. 

Japanese Snowbell is a wonderfully fragrant tree, reaching 20 feet in height and bearing clusters of small white flowers. We first discovered this plant while visiting Vancouver. We smelled it before we saw it and our noses led us to something beautiful!


Cold Hardiness: Zones 5 - 8

Edible: No.

SizeSmall tree.

Growth RateMedium - Fast

Nitrogen Fixer: No

Native Plant: No.

Germination: 60 - 80%

Sun requirements: Full Sun to partial shade.

Soil Requirements: Rich, slightly acidic soil. Medium moisture.




- Soak seeds for 24 hours. Follow with 90 days warm, moist stratification, followed by 120 days cold, moist stratification. For more information on stratification, check out our article "How To Start Your Tree Seeds".

*If you are doing the cold period in your fridge, please check on your seeds. 120 days is an estimate & they may sprout sooner.*

- Plant stratified seeds in deep pots or a nursery bed using standard potting soil. Heat mats are NOT required & can hinder germination!

- Protect young tree seedlings from slugs, cutworms & rodents. Slugs especially can eat primary leaves as soon as they come up, so be vigilant! 

 *Excited about growing Fruit Trees from seed? Learn more HERE.*


Available direct from Incredible Seeds, a Canadian Heirloom and Heritage Seed Company, offering only the best natural, non-GMO, open pollinated and untreated seeds, located in Mi'kma'ki / Nova Scotia.

  • $7.99

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