Halesia diptera

twowing silverbells


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  


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Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30 ft    Width: 20 ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, fall color


Recommended Uses: Use as a specimen plant or as an understory in a mixed hardwood forest setting. This tree blooms in early spring before the leaves come out.
Propagation: Layering, stem and root cuttings, seed. Seeds require several years to germinate.
Availability: Native nurseries
Light: light requirement   light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand


wildlife plant   wildlife plant  
Hummingbirds and cardinals are known to be interested in the nectar.
Native Habitats: Dry-moist sites. Upland hardwood forests on fertile mesic slopes and ravines, hammocks, floodplain forests, slope forests, seep slopes, floodplains with short-term inundation.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in: