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Commonly known as Silverbell, Snowdrop tree

All flower APR-MAY

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.

Further Reading....

  • Deciduous - trees and shrubs.
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • 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.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus- rich
  • Neutral to acid soil
Halesia Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of HALESIA

HALESIA carolina

HALESIA carolina  >

Commonly known as: Carolina silverbell, Snowdrop tree.
Clusters of 2-6 bell-shaped white flowers hang in profusion from the branches. Tough 4-winged fruit remain on tree in autumn
Small £17.50 each
Large £37.50 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

HALESIA monticola

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Commonly known as: Mountain silverbell, Snowdrop tree.
Larger leaves and flowers than H. carolina
£30.00 each
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Available autumn 2020 -

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