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Halesia diptera var. Magniflora/Florida Silverbell

Halesia diptera var. Magniflora / Halesia diptera var. Magniflora
Flowers on a young tree
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Flowers on a young tree

Flowers are larger than on the regular species

Comparison of size of flowers

Flowers on a two year old plant

When no comparison materials available it is difficult to tell which halesia you are looking at

For those who are familiar with the halesia one might know this is the large flowered cultivar

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Scientific Name: Halesia diptera var. Magniflora
Common Name: Florida Silverbell
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Flowers of this variety are larger than those of the species. A good substitute where dogwood will not grow because soils are too wet. A quick growing small tree that makes a good specimen for patio or other small spaces. Hummingbirds feed on its nectar. Foliage turns a bright yellow autumn color some years.