Halesia carolina, Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree. Seeds of Halesia carolina
Seeds of Halesia carolina

Halesia carolina

Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree
Family: Styracaceae
Origin: North America
Small tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

In the wild Halesia carolina is a small tree of the forest understorey and an important nectar source for bees. The seeds are eaten by squirrels.

It has a moderate growth rate and lives about 100 years. The white bell-shaped flowers and small size make it a desirable tree for landscaping.

Prefers a moist, well-drained, acid soil.

Close related species - Sinojackia rehderiana.

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