Carolina Silverbell Tree

Carolina Silverbell Tree

Carolina Silverbell Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Halesia tetraptera (Halesia carolina)
Hardiness Zones:   5 to 8
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Rounded; open; irregular; low branches multistemmed
Height:   20 to 40
Weight:   15 to 35'
Leaf:   2 to 5" alternate, simple leaves; yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit:   White, bell shaped flowers in April to early May; 1 to 1.5" fruit in fall
Comments:    Native; similar culture to dogwood; not tolerant of difficult sites
Habit:   Deciduous
Cultivars:   Var. rubra (pink), var. magniflora (two wings)