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Commonly known as Silverbell, Snowdrop tree

All flower APR-MAY

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.

Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Trees and shrubs.
  • Full sun
    shelter from cold winds.
  • Partial shade
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Named 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 & Diseases
    Place of origin
    Eastern China, southeastern USA.
    Resistant to honey fungus
    These plants have little or few problems with honey fungus.
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Humus- rich
    Neutral to acid soil
Halesia Growing Guide

Buy Varieties of HALESIA

HALESIA carolina

HALESIA carolina

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

Gift Wrapping available on this plant - UK Delivery Only Gift-wrapping available
£17.50 each 
Gift Wrapping available on this plant
£50.00 each 
HALESIA monticola

HALESIA monticola

Mountain silverbell, Snowdrop tree

larger leaves and flowers than H. carolina

£30.00 each 
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Estimated availability autumn 2022 - Not yet confirmed. Could be any time between September and December.

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