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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
Deciduous - ovate to elliptic, mid-green leaves to 16cm (6in) long turning yellow in autumn.
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.
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
Halesia Growing Guide
Fertilisers & Feeds - Vitax
Q4 Pelleted Fertiliser
A useful fertiliser suitable for use on a wide variety of plants. Q4 provides all the nutrients and trace elements essential for vigorous growth, abundant flowering and ripening of fruit.
3 options from £6.00
Fertilisers & Feeds - Empathy
Rootgrow mycorrhizal fungi
Recommended by the RHS. Contains Rootgrow™ mycorrhizal fungi. Suitable for all trees and shrubs (except rhododendrons, azaleas, heathers, cranberries and blueberries)
2 options from £6.00
Vermin & Pest Control
Essential small tree protection from vermin and strimming. This pack includes 5 x 90cm canes and 5 x 90cm spiral guards. Includes instructions.
Slate Plant Labels
These wonderfully tactile natural slate plant labels are hand made in Cornwall and come with a chalk pen. Just stick them in your pot or border. Pack of 6.