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Two-Winged Silverbell, Snowdrop Tree, Snowbell, Cowlicks
Halesia diptera


Two-winged silverbell is beautiful in March and April when its waxy, white, four-petaled, one- inch flowers bloom on wood formed the previous year. The tight little clusters of stamens sometimes turn upright and resemble bright candles. They're followed by two-inch-long fruit with 2 corky wings. It grows as an understory tree usually on stream banks on moist acid soils in south-east Texas. It is fast growing, has few insect or disease problems, and can tolerate sun or shade although it blooms best in sun. The alternate leaves are deciduous and range from 3 to 7 inches long.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: waxy, white

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: 2 inch long, with 2 corky wings

Height: to 30 ft.

Width: to 25 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: medium

Water Requirements: high medium

Soil Requirements: acid

USDA Hardiness Zone: 5

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