Focal point, Pollinator Plants
Average, well-drained; prefers moist, acidic, rich.
4, 5, 6, 7, 8
Part shade, Part Sun, Full sun
Carolina Silverbell (Halesia carolina) is a small flowering tree that grows 30′-40′ tall and prefers moist, organically rich, well-drained soil in part shade. The blooms that appear in April form in drooping clusters of small, white, bell-shaped flowers. The blooms are impressive and are best observed from beneath the tree due to their drooping habit. In autumn, the leaves turn yellow, and fruit appears in September through October, forming an interesting star shape with four wings and persisting well into the winter. ?Carolina Silverbell has a wide range of wildlife benefits. The blooms attract hummingbirds while small mammals eat the fruit. It provides nectar for bees, butterflies, and other pollinators, and it plays host to a variety of butterflies and moths, including the Mourning Cloak butterfly pictured above.
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Maryland – Our nursery in Maryland is perfectly located to serve the Eastern United States within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Maryland location if you live east of Ohio.
Illinois – Our nursery in Illinois is perfectly located to serve the Midwestern United states within a 2-3 day shipping window. You will receive the most reasonable shipping rates from our Illinois location if you live west of West Virginia.
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