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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. Flowers to 2cm (¾in) long 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
  • Hardiness - Fully hardy
  • Scented Plants - Scented flowers - delicately scented.
  • Seasonal Interest - Spring
  • 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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