Silverbell

Silverbell Halesia diptera is a species in the family Styracaceae, native to the southeastern United States from South Carolina and Florida west to eastern Texas.

Silverbell can grow to be a small tree but is frequently found in as a shrub. Silverbell is deciduous with leaves 6-12 cm long and 4-7 cm broad. The flowers are white, produced in clusters of 3-6 together. The fruit is a drupe with two wings down the sides; this distinguishes it from the other species of Halesia, which have four wings on the fruit.

Silverbell is sometimes cultivated as an ornamental tree.

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