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Halesia tetraptera var. monticola (Mountain silverbell)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Halesia tetraptera var. monticola

Halesia tetraptera Ellis var. monticola (Rehder) Reveal & Seldin

Mountain Silverbell

Styracaceae (Storax Family)

Synonym(s): Halesia carolina var. monticola, Halesia monticola, Halesia monticola var. vestita


USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Perennial
Habit: Tree
Leaf Arrangement: Alternate
Leaf Complexity: Simple
Fruit Type: Nut
Size Notes: Up to about 75 feet tall, often much shorter and shrub-like.
Fruit: Nut-like, with 4 wings.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May


USA: GA , KY , NC , OH , TN

From the National Organizations Directory

According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:

Mt. Cuba Center - Hockessin, DE

Web Reference

Webref 38 - Flora of North America (2019) Missouri Botanical Garden, St. Louis, MO & Harvard University Herbaria, Cambridge, MA.
Webref 23 - Southwest Environmental Information Network (2009) SEINet - Arizona Chapter

Additional resources

USDA: Find Halesia tetraptera var. monticola in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Halesia tetraptera var. monticola in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Halesia tetraptera var. monticola


Record Modified: 2023-05-23
Research By: TWC Staff

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