Small deciduous tree
Description: White bell-shaped flowers in spring, soft yellow foliage in the fall
Habit: Prefers full sun to partial shade and rich, well-drained, acid soil
Culture: Reaches 30 feet
Hardiness: Cold hardy to USDA Zone 5
Origin: North America
Attributes: Fall color
Halesia tetraptera is an understory tree that is native from West Virginia south to Florida and west to eastern Texas. It was named after Stephen Hale, (1677-1761) author of a famous work Vegetable Statics. Carolina Silverbell was introduced into Great Britain in 1756 and was called Snowdrop or Silverbell Tree. In a letter to John W. Eppes dated March 6, 1817, Thomas Jefferson indicated "P.S. a Halesia sent. also purple and white figs".
This plant will ship bare root. 1/4" diameter.
Bare root planting tips:
~ If you can't plant immediately, store your plant in a cool location and keep the roots moist or pot in a container with a nursery potting mix from your local garden center.
~ Before planting, let the roots soak for several hours as you prepare the site. You'll want to dig a large enough hole so the root mass can spread out and the plant is at the same soil level as when it was growing in the nursery.
~ Once planted, water it in well and wait a month before fertilizing. Mulching will help to maintain moisture and raise soil temperatures for faster growth.