On his expedition to South Korea in 1985, J. C. Raulston observed a special snowbell near the mountaintop of Sohuksan Island. This unique beauty had large, deep green leaves and an upright form, much more attractive than the typical species. Cuttings of this plant were brought back to the Arboretum.
'Emerald Pagoda' is breathtaking in spring when covered with clusters of large (1"), snow-white, fragrant flowers. It is one of the most heat tolerant Japanese snowbell trees and widely considered one of our finest
A JC Raulston Arboretum Introduction
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