A slightly damaged Styrax japonica ‘Emerald Pagoda’ has become mine. I have always wanted one. The blooms remind me of the chorus in Swan Lake. It’s supposedly only hardy to Z7 and I’m in Z6. If I plant it in a slightly sheltered position next to the house in my sunny side yard it might be just fine.
I won’t plant it for clients until I’m sure it will make it through the winter. That’s the main reason my garden is such a hodge podge…I have to see a plant growing before I’ll spec it for someone else–it’s part of the trust factor between designer and client.