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Cultural Details for Halesia carolina

Common Name:
Carolina Silverbell

Growth Rate:

Average Mature Height:

Average Mature Width:

Flower Details:
White, bell-shaped, long, shallowy 4-lobed

Fruit Details:
Oblong, or obovoid, 4-winged, dry drupe, 1-1.5" long, green changing to light brown, contains 2-3 seeds

Fall Color:
Yellow to Yellow-green

Bark Details:
Gray to brown to black combination, ridged-and-furrowed with flat somewhat lustrous ridges which develop into scaly plates; intermediate branches are gray and streaked with darker vertical fissures

Disease / Insect Problems or Resistance:
None Serious

Native Habitat:
West Virginia, Ohio, Illinois, Florida, and eastern Oklahoma

Other Features:
formerly Halesia carolina

Culture and Care:
Rich, well drained soil,high acid and organic matter soils preferred

This plant was blooming:
4/2/2007 - 4/5/2007
4/22/2005 - 5/6/2005

Plantings of this cultivar at Boone County Arboretum:
1026, 4090, 4130

    The information on this page may have come from one or more of the following sources:
  • Dirr, Michael. Manual of Woody Landscape Plants. Stipes Publishing. 1998.
  • Hightshoe, Gary L. Native Trees, Shrubs, and Vines for Urban and Rural America. John Wiley & Sons. 1988.
  • North Carolina Extension Plant Fact Sheets.
  • University of Connecticut Plant Database.