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Halesia carolina Vestita Group AGM

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Characteristics

Plant type

Shrub or Tree

Habit

Bushy

Resilience

Hardiness

H5 (hardy - cold winter)

Colour

Flower

White in Spring

Foliage

Green in Spring and Summer
Yellow in Autumn

Fruit

Pale Green in Autumn

Size

Ultimate height

8-12 metres

Ultimate spread

4-8 metres

Time to ultimate height

20-50 years


Preferred common name

Carolina silverbell Vestita Group

Family

Styracaceae


Halesia are deciduous shrubs or small trees with simple, ovate leaves and pendent, bell-shaped white flowers followed by distinctive, winged fruits

H. carolina Vestita Group is a fast-growing medium-sized deciduous tree, often broad-crowned, with oval leaves turning yellow in autumn, and hanging, bell-shaped white flowers sometimes tinged pink, followed by 4-winged pale green fruits

How to grow

Sunlight

  • Part shade

Aspect

  • South-facing, North-facing, West-facing or East-facing
  • Exposed or Sheltered

Cultivation

Grow in lime-free, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade; suitable for woodlands

Soil

  • Well-drained
  • Acid or Neutral
  • Loam, Clay or Sand

Propagation

Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types

Architectural or Low Maintenance


How to care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally pest free

Diseases

Generally disease free