Carolina silverbell Halesia carolina Photo/Illustration: Paul Moore 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Carolina silverbell (Halesia carolina) hah-LEE-see-ah kare-oh-LY-nah Synonyms: Halesia tetraptera Genus: Halesia Carolina silverbell is a handsome tree with clean green foliage and an upright spreading habit. In mid- or late spring, hundreds of silvery-white bell-shaped flowers dangle from every branch before foliage emerges. The tree also has attractive bark, unusual four-winged seedpods, and yellow fall color. Care: Grow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil. Shelter from wind. Propagation: Root softwood cuttings in summer Problems: Root and wood rot, scale insects. Overview Height 15 ft. to 30 ft. Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft. Growth Habit Spreads Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Characteristics Interesting Bark, Native, Showy Flowers, Showy Seed Heads Bloom Time Spring Flower Color White Uses Specimen Plant/Focal Point Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Halesia carolinaView the discussion thread.