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PlantFiles: American Snowdrop Tree, Two-wing Silverbell
Halesia diptera

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Family: Styracaceae (sty-ra-KAY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Halesia (HAYLZ-ee-uh) (Info)
Species: diptera (DIP-ter-uh) (Info)

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3 members have or want this plant for trade.

Category:
Trees

Height:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade

Danger:
Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:
Pale Pink
White/Near White

Bloom Time:
Mid Spring
Late Spring/Early Summer

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:
Unknown - Tell us

Propagation Methods:
From herbaceous stem cuttings
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; winter sow in vented containers, coldframe or unheated greenhouse
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
From seed; sow indoors before last frost

Seed Collecting:
Unknown - Tell us

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Profile:

1 positive
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Positive JaxFlaGardener On Apr 14, 2007, JaxFlaGardener from Jacksonville, FL (Zone 8b) wrote:

A nice specimen of this tree can be found in the "Wild Florida" area of the Jacksonville (Florida) Zoo and Gardens. The tree is breathtakingly beautiful when in full bloom! To my eye, it resembles a "Mock Orange" but with the petals inverted into a bell shaped flower.

Jeremy

Regional...

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Jacksonville, Florida
Coushatta, Louisiana
Hosston, Louisiana
Arlington, Texas
Flint, Texas
Houston, Texas



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