Click for previous Image Image 1 of 2 Halesia tetraptera Carolina Silverbell

Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea'

Carolina Silverbell

Plant Type:

TREES

Halesia tetraptera ‘Rosea’ (form. Halesia carolina) – is a beautiful pink-blooming selection of Carolina Silverbell. This floriferous selection is gorgeous in flower with all bells in medium pink. In the north spring planting is strongly recommended. Established potted Carolina Silverbell, cutting grown.


Height:

30-40 ft

Spread:

30-40 ft

Colors:

Medium Pink

Zone:

4 to 8(9)
What is my hardiness zone?

Characteristics and Attributes for Halesia tetraptera 'Rosea'

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring / Summer

Interesting Bark

  • Striped
  • Colored

Autumn Interest

  • Fruit / Berries / Seed Heads

Nature Attraction

  • Deer Resistant

Light

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Dappled Shade

Attributes

  • Specimen
  • Woodland

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Moderately Fast

Soil

  • Fertile
  • Acid
  • Draining

Origins

  • Southeastern U.S.

Propagated By

  • Cutting Grown

Genus Overview: Halesia

Common Name: Carolina Silverbell

The Carolina Silverbells when in flower are most beautiful low-branched trees. Flowers dangle in huge numbers, 4-lobed, bell-shaped in middle spring in northeastern Connecticut, earlier farther south, before the foliage emerges. They are understory trees in the southeastern U. S. As such, all tend to be happier in some open afternoon shade planted in fertile, draining soil. The multitudes of pendulous papery brown fruits on all Silverbells all along the branches dangle and dance in autumn breezes well into winter. They add more seasonal interest. All Silverbells tend towards multi-stemming; if you prefer a single-stemmed specimen you will have need of pruning shears kept close at hand. The dark purple-brown bark is loaded with vertical striations in a putty color. The Carolina Silverbells were formerly known as Halesia carolina, now H. tetraptera. In the north spring planting is strongly recommended. All of the Carolina Silverbells we offer are cutting grown.