little silverbell, Carolina silverbell
Life Span: long-lived perennial
Size: Height: 30-40 (40) ft
Flower Color: white
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
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
Map is based on minimum winter temperatures
Suitable to grow in:
Other Comments: Grown less frequently than H. diptera but worthy of planting.