Carolina Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera)

Carolina Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera)

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Small deciduous tree
Description: White bell-shaped flowers in spring, soft yellow foliage in the fall
Habit: Prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, well-drained, acid soil
Culture: Reaches 30 feet
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin: North America
Attributes: Fall color
Jefferson documented

Halesia tetraptera is an understory tree that is native from West Virginia south to Florida and west to eastern Texas. It was named after Stephen Hale, (1677-1761) author of a famous work Vegetable Statics. Carolina Silverbell was introduced into Great Britain in 1756 and was called Snowdrop or Silverbell Tree. In a letter to John W. Eppes dated March 6, 1817, Thomas Jefferson indicated …”P.S. a Halesia sent. also purple and white figs.” zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8
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