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Commonly known as Mountain silverbell, Snowdrop tree
DeciduousTapered, downy, mid-green leaves to 20cm (8in) long turning yellow in autumn.
Tall ShrubVigorous shrub or small tree. Flowers before or with the leaves followed by 4-winged green fruit.
Hardy - cold winterHardy 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 sunshelter from cold winds.
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Additional FeaturesGood to knowH. tetraptera var. monticolaPests & DiseasesNonePlace of originUSA (Northern Carolina, Arkansas).Resistant to honey fungusThese plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
Flower ShapeBell/LanternBell-shaped, 3cm (1¼in) long
Garden Location/ConditionsSuitable for small gardens
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Pruning groupPruning group 1Suitable 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
Soil ConditionsFertile moist well-drained soilHumus-richNeutral to acid soil