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Halesia carolina, Carolina Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree

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Seeds of Halesia carolina
 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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Per pack: 6 large seeds

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