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Commonly known as Silverbell, Snowdrop tree
Genus of 5 species of deciduous trees and shrubs found in woodland, at woodland margins and on riverbanks in eastern China and southeastern USA.
A dispute about the naming of the American species has never been resolved.
Deciduous - trees and shrubs.
Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
Additional Features - Good to know - named after Stephen Hales, (1677-1761) English physiologist, chemist and inventor. Grown for their pendent, bell-shaped flowers, winged fruits and autumn colour. There is widespread dispute over the distinctiveness of these species.
Pests & Diseases - none.
Place of origin - eastern China, southeastern USA.
Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - humus- rich
Neutral to acid soil