Mountain Silverbell

Halesia carolina

[halesia_carolina]

Halesia carolina is an understory tree that is native from West Virginia south to Florida and west to eastern Texas. It was named after Stephen Hale, 1677-1761 author of a famous work Vegetable Statics. Mountain Silverbell, also known as Carolina Silverbell, was introduced into Great Britain in 1756 and was called Snowdrop or Silverbell Tree. In a letter to John W. Eppes dated March 6, 1817, Thomas Jefferson indicated ..."P.S. a Halesia sent. also purple and white figs."

Growth Type: Deciduous Tree Color(s): White Hardiness Zones: 5 - 8 Location at Monticello: West Lawn Planting Conditions: Full Sun Map it: 38.009391,-78.453784

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Blooming Dates 2003: Apr 18 – Apr 302012: Mar 26 – Apr 62013: Apr 30 – May 15