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Silverbell, Carolina Halesia tetraptera

Clustered white bell-shaped flowers adorn this small native tree in late April to early May. Can be single or multi-trunked with low, ascending branching. A very attractive flowering tree, especially against an evergreen background. Grows 30'-40' high with a 20' to 35' spread. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained acid soil. Sun or partial shade.

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Zones 4 - 8
Zones 4 - 8

Hardiness Zones: Zones 4 - 8
The Carolina Silverbell can be expected to grow in the zones shown in color in the arborday.org zone map. VIEW MAP

Flowering Tree
Flowering Tree

Type of tree:
The Carolina Silverbell falls into the following type(s): Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Shrubs

30' - 40' High
30' - 40' High

Mature Height:
The Carolina Silverbell grows to be 30' - 40' feet in height.

20' - 35' Spread
20' - 35' Spread

Mature Spread:
The Carolina Silverbell has a spread of about 20' - 35' at full maturity.

Medium Growth
Medium Growth

Growth Rate:
This tree grows at a medium growth rate. [More about this.]

Full Sun
Full Sun

Sun:
This silverbell does well in full sun, partial shade.

Various Soils
Various Soils

Soil:
The Carolina Silverbell grows in acidic, loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils.

Rounded Shape
Rounded Shape

Shape:
This silverbell has rounded shape.

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Description:
Clustered white bell-shaped flowers adorn this small native tree in late April to early May. Can be single or multi-trunked with low, ascending branching. A very attractive flowering tree, especially against an evergreen background. Grows 30'-40' high with a 20' to 35' spread. Prefers rich, moist, well-drained acid soil. Sun or partial shade.