The Carolina silverbell will add elegant beauty to your landscape. It has unique little, white, bell shaped flowers that grow in cluster rows up the branches. The flowers come on in late spring along with the yellow green foliage making a beautiful combination. The "Jersey Bell" will is an upright cultivar that can be easily maintained as a tree form and was introduced by Princeton Nurseries.
Carolina silverbell is native to the southeastern United States and can be seen in the wild as a small understory tree and some even appear shrub like with multi-trunks making this tree good for woodland gardens. However, when used in landscape as a specimen tree it gets a nice wide spread and will become a focal point to your yard. It is also used to add dapple shade to garden beds as its nice bark color and structure makes a good backdrop for rhododendrons and azaleas. This tree also has brownish fruit that appears in the fall through winter. Being a native tree makes the Carolina silverbell very hardy and disease resistance.
|Bloom Color:||Crisp white hanging bell shaped blooms|
|Bloom Period:||Mid to late spring|
|Fall Color:||Yellow with hints of green|
|Foliage Color:||Light to medium green|
|Genus & Species:||Halesia carolina ‘Jersey Belle’|
|Growth Rate:||Moderate to fast|
|Mature Height:||20 to 25 ft.|
|Mature Spread:||15 to 20 ft.|
|Soil Type:||adaptable, but prefers loamy, moist, rich, sandy, silty loam, well drained soils|
|Sun Exposure:||Full sun; Partial sun; Partial shade|
|Zone:||4 to 8|
General care for any tree or shrub is easy, but like any living thing will require your attention. Please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.