Halesia carolina

little silverbell, Carolina silverbell



Use this link to get more info about this plant from the USF Institute for Systematic Botany

Plant Specifics

Form: tree
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 (40) ft
Flower Color: flower color      white
Phenology: deciduous
Noted for: Showy flowers, interesting bark


Recommended Uses: Grow as an understory tree in a mixed or deciduous woodland. It blooms in early spring as the leaves appear and is more dainty than H. diptera. Does well when planted in association with Ericacious plants such as azaleas.
Propagation: Cuttings or seed. Said to be best transplanted with its roots balled.
Availability: Seed, Friends
Light: light requirement   light requirement  
Moisture Tolerance:
Salt Tolerance: Not salt tolerant
Soil or other substrate: Sand, loam, organic material (muck)
Soil pH Range: Acidic


Native Habitats: Bluffs, hammocks, floodplain forests.

Distribution and Planting Zones

Natural Range in Florida

USDA Zones:

USDA zones are based on minimum winter temperatures

Suitable to grow in:

Other Comments:

Grown less frequently than H. diptera but worthy of planting.