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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
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  • Deciduous - ovate to elliptic, mid-green leaves to 16cm (6in) long turning yellow in autumn.
  • White
  • Height - 8m (26ft)
  • Spread - 10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub - spreading shrub or small tree. Pendent flowers just before the leaves emerge.
  • Hardy - cold winter - Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun - shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features - Pests & Diseases - - none.
  • Place of origin - southeastern USA.
  • Resistant to honey fungus - These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Flower Shape - Bell/Lantern - - bell-shaped 2cm (¾in) long
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy -
  • Pruning group - Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - - delicately scented.
  • Seasonal Interest - Autumn -
  • Spring
  • Summer
  • Soil Conditions - Fertile moist well-drained soil - - humus-rich.
  • Neutral to acid soil
  • Tree Shape - Rounded to broadly spreading -
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Halesia Growing Guide
8m (26ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)
 

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