Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Tree
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Leaf
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Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Tree
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Leaf
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Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 999
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 1193
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
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Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell
Halesia monticola 'Arnold Pink'
$325.00
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The Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell tree will grace your garden with hundreds of delicate, bell-like, pastel pink blossoms to ring in the spring season. This small to medium-sized ornamental tree blooms before the leaves have fully expanded, so you’ll get a good view of the pretty flowers, especially if you’re seated beneath its spreading branches. The space underneath its canopy is the perfect place for a comfy chair or two and a small table to hold a cold drink or a good book. Up close, you’ll also get a better view of Arnold Pink’s striped bark—just one more example of this underused tree’s many subtle but lovely charms.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-8
  • Spacing: 25-30'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Deer Resistant: Yes
  • Show more ›
Shipping Spring of 2020

The Story

Carolina Silverbell is native to the U.S. and can be found growing along streambanks, at woodland edges, and in the shade of larger forest trees from West Virginia to Northern Florida. It’s also known as the “Snowdrop Tree” and is related to the Japanese Snowbell tree. Silverbell’s blossoms are normally frosty white, but pink forms are sometimes spotted, like this one discovered at Harvard’s Arnold Arboretum in Boston. Arnold Pink might be considered the American equivalent of the Japanese Snowbell tree, ‘Pink Chimes,’ which blooms a few weeks later. Plant both and enjoy an encore of sweet blush-pink bells in late spring or early summer!

The Details

Honeybees and other pollinators will love Arnold Pink Silverbell’s blossoms almost as much as you will, and squirrels like to eat the seeds (which are contained in interesting seedpods that resemble the winged end of a dart). Silverbells are becoming less common in the wild—all the more reason to plant this valuable native tree in your landscape!

 

How to Grow

Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell is an adaptable tree that can handle sun or shade. It doesn’t like to bake in sun in hot, dry soil, however, so mulch it well and irrigate regularly (the Bower & Branch™ Water Element will make this part easy). Acid soils are best, so if you live in Rhododendron country, you’re in luck. Silverbell can be a rather fast-growing tree when all of its needs are met (the Bower & Branch™ Soil Enhancer and Fertilizer Element applied during the first few years in its new home will help here, too). It rebounds quickly from pruning, so don’t be afraid to shape it as you like. Pests and diseases will be of no concern.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 30'
Avg Mature Width 25'
Spacing 25-30'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark Yes
Attracts Birds Yes
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant Yes
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant Yes
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

7-8' tall. Grown in our #15 tree container. Fully branched fully flowering strong stem caliper in the 1-1.5" range.

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Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Tree
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Leaf
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 838
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 999
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 1193
Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell Additional Product Shot 1194