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Pink Carolina Silverbell*

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea'

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Pink Carolina Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea' flowers

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea' flowers

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Pink Carolina Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea') at Oakland Nurseries Inc

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea' in bloom

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea' in bloom

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height: 30 feet

Spread: 25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade  full shade 

Hardiness Zone: 4a

Description:

A refined and delicate woodland tree, valued for its dainty pink bell-shaped flowers which hang from the branches in spring; very fussy plant, requires organic acidic soil, adequate moisture and some shelter, can be somewhat difficult to transplant

Ornamental Features:

Pink Carolina Silverbell features dainty clusters of pink bell-shaped flowers hanging below the branches in early spring. It has lime green foliage throughout the season. The pointy leaves turn an outstanding yellow in the fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The furrowed brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

Landscape Attributes:

Pink Carolina Silverbell is a deciduous tree with a stunning habit of growth which features almost oriental horizontally-tiered branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. It has no significant negative characteristics.

Pink Carolina Silverbell is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Shade
  • Accent

Plant Characteristics:

Pink Carolina Silverbell will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 50 years or more.

This tree performs well in both full sun and full shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is very fussy about its soil conditions and must have rich, acidic soils to ensure success, and is subject to chlorosis (yellowing) of the leaves in alkaline soils. It is quite intolerant of urban pollution, therefore inner city or urban streetside plantings are best avoided, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder zones.

This is a selection of a native North American species.

 

* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

 
 
Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight Soil pH Preference
Characteristics
Accent Shade
Applications
Flowers Fall Color
Ornamental Features

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