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A picture of a Silverbell tree

Silverbell tree

Halesia dipteria

Also known as

Snowdrop tree

Photo by CandideUK (All rights reserved)

Partial Shade
Moderate watering
Tender

H2

RHS hardiness

1°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

Max

Min

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

Silverbell tree Overview

This is a spreading shrub or small tree with elliptic to obovate, mid-green leaves turning yellow in autumn. Axillary clusters or short racemes of white flowers are borne in early summer, after the leaves. They are followed by 2-winged green fruit.

How to propagate Silverbell tree

Cuttings

Softwood cuttings in summer.

Seed

Seed in autumn.

Other uses of Silverbell tree

Grown for their showy, pendant, bell-shaped flowers and curious winged fruits.