Halesia monticola (Snowdrop Tree)
Also known as: Silver Bell
Native: South-eastern United States
Location: Grown as an ornamental in eastern States and in Europe, as it grows quickly and flowers profusely when still rather young.
Leaves are downy when they first appear.
Flowers open in May as the leaves emerge, each about 2.5cm long.
Fruits are about 3.7-5cm long.