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Halesia carolina, Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree

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 Halesia carolina
Family: Styracaceae
Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree
Origin: North America
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersAttracts 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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Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina)reaches its greatest size in the southern Appalachian Mountains where it is called mountain silverbell. This attractive shrub or small tree, also called snowdrop-tree or opossum-wood, grows in moist soils along streams in the understory of hardwood forests. 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. The seeds are eaten by squirrels and the flowers provide honey for bees.
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Sinojackia rehderiana, Jacktree

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Family: Styracaceae
Jacktree
Origin: East China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Close related species - Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina) reaches its greatest size in the southern Appalachian Mountains where it is called mountain silverbell. This attractive shrub or small tree, also called snowdrop-tree or opossum-wood, grows in moist soils along streams in the understory of hardwood forests. 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. The seeds are eaten by squirrels and the flowers provide honey for bees.


 Sinojackia rehderiana, Jacktree

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Sinojackia rehderiana, Jacktree

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Styrax japonicus, Japanese Snowbell, Ego Noki

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Family: Styracaceae
Japanese Snowbell, Ego Noki
Origin: Eastern Asia
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Styrax japonicus is a small, graceful, deciduous tree. Flowers are white, bell-shaped with a mild fragrance, 3 to 6 flowers on a stalk. Styrax japonicus is similar to Styrax officinalis.


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Styrax obassia, Fragrant Snowbell

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Family: Styracaceae
Fragrant Snowbell
Origin: Japan, China
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantDeciduousSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Fragrant, bell-shaped, white flowers are borne on 4-inch to 8-inch long chains. Flowers dangle from rounded, dark green foliage in late spring, followed by small light brown fruits that usually drop by late fall.


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Styrax officinalis, Drug Snowbell, Storax

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Family: Styracaceae
Drug Snowbell, Storax
Origin: Mediterranean
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterWhite/off-white flowersFragrantEthnomedical plant.
Plants marked as ethnomedical and/or described as medicinal, are not offered as medicine but rather as ornamentals or plant collectibles.
Ethnomedical statements / products have not been evaluated by the FDA and are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. We urge all customers to consult a physician before using any supplements, herbals or medicines advertised here or elsewhere.Attracts butterflies, hummingbirds

They can be grown in full sun or light shade in light, acidic soil that has been improved with loam or peat moss. They may also be increased by layering the lower branches, however, seeds are the best means of propagation. Some kinds of Styrax produce a highly fragrant, balsamic resin called Benzoin. It is used in lotions, perfumes, tooth powders and incense and as an expectorant, inhalant and an antiseptic for external use.


 Styrax officinalis, Drug Snowbell, Storax

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