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Halesia diptera is often confused with:
Halesia carolina Halesia carolina
Native alternative(s) for Halesia diptera:
Halesia carolina Halesia carolina
Plants that fill a similar niche:
Halesia monticola Halesia tetraptera var. monticola
Aesculus parviflora Aesculus parviflora seed
Aesculus californica Aesculus californica

Halesia diptera

Phonetic Spelling
ha-LESS-ee-ah dip-TER-ah
Description

Halesia diptera has a better floral display than H. carolina, although it blooms 1-2 weeks later. Although it suffers during drought, it is otherwise adaptive to environmental conditions. Halesia diptera has low branches and can be grown either as a large, multi-stemmed shrub or trained as a single trunk tree. 

The cultivar 'Magnifora' produces more flowers and is more drought-tolerant than species Halesia diptera.

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Magniflora'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#deciduous#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#acidic soil#native tree#riparian#bell shape#woodland#multitrunked
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • 'Magniflora'
Tags:
#hummingbirds#sun#deciduous#partial shade#white flowers#shrub#acidic soil#native tree#riparian#bell shape#woodland#multitrunked
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Halesia
    Species:
    diptera
    Family:
    Styracaceae
    Life Cycle:
    Woody
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SE. U.S.A. to Texas
    Distribution:
    South Carolina south to Florida, west to Arkansas and southeast Texas.
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 30 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Native Plant
    Shrub
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Multi-stemmed
    Open
    Rounded
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Partial Shade (Direct sunlight only part of the day, 2-6 hours)
    Soil Texture:
    High Organic Matter
    Loam (Silt)
    Sand
    Soil pH:
    Acid (<6.0)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Occasionally Wet
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    White
    Flower Value To Gardener:
    Showy
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Bell
    Flower Petals:
    4-5 petals/rays
    Flower Size:
    1-3 inches
    Flower Description:
    Pendulous
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Obovate
    Ovate
    Leaf Margin:
    Dentate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Length:
    3-6 inches
    Leaf Width:
    1-3 inches
    Leaf Description:
    distinct pinnate veins
  • Bark:
    Bark Description:
    striped when young, pattern with age, exfoliates in thin scales
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Riparian
    Woodland
    Attracts:
    Hummingbirds