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