wishlist bag search search account phone mail facebook plus minus arrow-right close-button

Carolina Silverbell (Halesia tetraptera)

$25.00
Item #:
692367
Availability:
Currently not available.
Item #:
692367
Availability:
Currently not available.

Description

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
Jefferson documented

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".” zone5,zone6,zone7,zone8

Your Purchase

Supports Monticello

Learn More

Keep In Touch

News, exclusive sale previews, and special events!