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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."

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Growth Type: 
Deciduous Tree
Color(s): 
White
Hardiness Zones: 
Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8
Location at Monticello: 
West Lawn
Planting Conditions: 
Full Sun
Blooming History: 
April 18, 2003 to April 30, 2003March 26, 2012 to April 6, 2012April 30, 2013 to May 15, 2013May 7, 2014 to June 15, 2014April 25, 2016 to May 13, 2016May 20, 2019 to June 18, 2019April 29, 2021

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