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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
Hardiness Zones:Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
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 152016 Apr 25