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Carolina silverbell Vestita Group
Halesia are deciduous shrubs or small trees with simple, ovate leaves and pendent, bell-shaped white flowers followed by distinctive, winged fruits
Styracaceae / Styracaceae
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
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Aspect South-facing or North-facing or West-facing or East-facing
Exposure Exposed or Sheltered
SoilLoam, Clay, Sand
Grow in lime-free, moist but well-drained soil in partial shade; suitable for woodlands
Propagate by seed or softwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 1
Generally pest free
Generally disease free
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