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Halesia monticola

Common Name:
Mountain silverbell
Plant Type:
Deciduous tree
Styracaceae (The Storax Family)
Geographic Origin:
Eastern United States
California Native?:
Plant Size:
To 20 feet
Landscape/Garden Uses:
Foundation plantings
Flowering Season:
Flower Color:
Sun or light shade
Well-drained soil
Suggested Irrigation:
Moderate watering
Estimated Hardiness:
Hardy to 0 degrees F. or less
Mountain silverbell is a deciduous tree, growing up to 20 feet high in this bushy, unnamed selection. It has ascending to spreading branches with smooth, grey-brown bark, flaking in age. The leaves are broadly oval in outline, up to 4 inches long and bright green in color. In early spring, small clusters of pendant white half inch bells are borne at every node of the past season's growth. Their sight is something which makes one feel fortunate to be a gardener. Thrives in sun or light shade and well drained, somewhat acid soil. It is hardy to about 0 degrees F.