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Halesia diptera 'Magniflora'

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

Synonym:Halesia diptera var. magniflora

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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:
N/A

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:
Non-patented

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:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds
Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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Profile:

2 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive amscram On Apr 2, 2014, amscram from Baton Rouge, LA (Zone 8b) wrote:

I've had this tree for about 12 years and it has developed into quite a show-stopper when it blooms - it's now nearly 20 feet high. One thing to keep in mind - it casts a pretty dense shade. The Bletilla orchids I had planted underneath it no longer bloom due to the lack of light. Need to move them...

Positive ViburnumValley On Feb 5, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

Large-flowered silverbell is one of the unsung heroes of the spring landscape. It is little known and grown simply because it flowers at the same time as flowering dogwood and many other commonly planted spring bloomers. Be different, and give this small tree a try!

A vigorous grower, easily stretching 18-24" of new growth in ordinary soils and normal rainfall, this plant drenches itself in bloom annually. The flattened two-winged seeds form later in the summer and are a positive ID feature. Yellows are the common fall color.

Regional...

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

San Francisco, California
North Decatur, Georgia
Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
Baton Rouge, Louisiana
Covington, Louisiana
Carriere, Mississippi



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