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Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree
Scientific Name: Halesia carolina L.
Synonym: Halesia parviflora
Family: Styracaceae
Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree (Halesia  carolina)
Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 2: 722. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 2-9,14-24
USDA: 4a-10

Sun Exposure: Light shade when young, grown trees tolerate full sun

Origin: Eastern United States (Texas to New Jersey)

Growth Habits: Deciduous tree, 30 to 40 feet high (12 m) or more; alternate, simple, leaves, 2 to 5 inches long (5-12 cm) 0.3 to 0.5 inch wide (0.8-1.2 cm), pubescent underside

Watering Needs: Needs acid soil, moist, well drained location

Propagation: Seeds in the fall, softwood cuttings

The name 'Halesia' honors Stephen Hales, an 18th century English scientist and inventor

Blooming Habits:
White bell-shaped pendulous flowers in mid-spring. Each flower lasts a week. Four-winged fruits.

Fruiting Habits:

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