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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: 
Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
2003 Apr 18 to 2003 Apr 302012 Mar 26 to 2012 Apr 62013 Apr 30 to 2013 May 152014 May 7 to 2014 Jun 15
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