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Two-winged silverbell

Fact sheet:Two-winged silverbell

Two-Winged Silverbell is a wonderful, small, deciduous native tree, reaching 20 to 30 feet in height, with a fairly dense, rounded silhouette when grown in the full sun. In its native habitat as an understory tree along stream banks it appears more open. Branches grow from the base of the tree forming a multi-trunked tree suited for specimen or patio planting. Although native to the deep south, it is, unfortunately, known little and not grown by many nurseries. In springtime, the trees produce a multitude of beautiful, showy, bell-shaped white flowers which are followed by two-winged, 1.5 to 2-inch-long drupes.

Scientific name: Halesia diptera
Pronunciation: hal-EE-zhee-uh DIP-ter-uh
Common name(s): Two-Winged Silverbell

Fact sheet:Two winged silverbell

Planted in Nassau County Extension Demonstration Garden