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Carolina silverbell

Halesia carolina

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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.

CareGrow in fertile, humus-rich, moist but well-drained, neutral to acidic soil. Shelter from wind.

PropagationRoot softwood cuttings in summer

ProblemsRoot and wood rot, scale insects.

  • Genus : Halesia
  • Plant Height : 15 to 30 feet
  • Plant Width : 15 to 30 feet
  • Zones : 5, 6, 7, 8
  • Light : Full Sun to Partial Shade
  • Characteristics : Interesting Bark, Showy Seed Heads
  • Moisture : Medium Moisture
  • Bloom Time : Spring
  • Plant Seasonal Interest : Spring Interest
  • Plant Type : Trees
  • Flower Color : White
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