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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.
DeciduousTrees and shrubs.
Full sunshelter from cold winds.
Additional FeaturesGood to knowNamed 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 & DiseasesNone.Place of originEastern China, southeastern USA.Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus- richNeutral to acid soil
Buy Varieties of HALESIA
clusters of 2-6 bell-shaped white flowers hang in profusion from the branches. Tough 4-winged fruit remain on tree in autumn
larger leaves and flowers than H. carolina