Halesia monticola--Mountain Silverbell, Tisswood

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Halesia monticola--Mountain Silverbell, Tisswood

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Mountain silverbell grows into a 90-foot tree in its natural habitat but is about 35 feet tall in gardens . The tree prefers sandy loam and begins blooming when 10 to 12 feet tall. The flowers are larger than those of H. carolina. The white, bell- shaped blossoms are borne in clusters of up to five. Flowering occurs in mid-May on the previous season's wood. Other ornamental features are the yellow fall color and the bark, which peels off in large, flat scales.

One cultivar is listed: 'rosea'--pale pink flowers.

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