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Halesia diptera /Silverbell

Halesia diptera  / Halesia diptera
A cluster of white bell-shaped flowers
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A cluster of white bell-shaped flowers

Flowering branch

A young understory tree

Typical tree form in leaf in summer

This early spring flowering tree is a good substitute for dogwoods in places where dogwoods will not grow

Pure white flower petals

Flowers hang below the branches

Close-up of flowers

In the background a mature tree in flower

Fruit in mid suimmer

Fruit in early fall as it matures, turns brown and dries

Dry presistent fruit in winter

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Scientific Name: Halesia diptera
Common Name: Silverbell
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 20-30 feet
Spread: 20- 30 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: 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. Has bright yellow autumn color some years.