Mountain Silverbell

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 152014: May 7 – Jun 15