Snow-white blooms of
Mountain Silverbell ring in spring.
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Mountain Silverbell (Halesia monticola) is best enjoyed when planted where it can be viewed from below. By planting this handsome tree on a berm or slope, or in a raised bed adjacent to a walkway, its clusters of snow-white bells borne on pendulous stalks are more easily seen.

This adaptable tree performs well in sun or shade. It is quite similar to Carolina Silverbell, except that it bears larger flowers and matures to a larger size, approximately 45 feet in height and 30 feet in spread at 20 years in the landscape.

This native of higher elevations of the Southeast is quite adaptable through USDA Zone 5. It is an understory tree that performs well in sun or shade, and an excellent choice excellent tree for shrub and woodland borders.

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