Halesia carolina 'Arnold Pink'
Pink Carolina Silverbell

 Plant Type:
 Growth Forms:
 Hardiness:
 Deciduous / Evergreen:
 Flower Notes:
Pink (Spring; pendulous rosey 0.75" dia. bell-shaped flowers in clusters of 5; pink color can fade with heat)
 Foliage Notes:
Green (Summer foliage); Yellow (Fall foliage)
 Fruit Notes:
Green (4-winged fruit; fall)
 Ultimate Height:
30-40 feet
 Ultimate Spread:
25-35 feet
 Soil Notes:
Prefers acidic soil that's not too wet or too dry
 Diagnostic Characteristics:
Leaves are alternate, simple, 2-5" long and half as wide, ovate to elliptic, finely serrated, glabrous dark green above, and pubescent below. Look for the interesting 1-1.5" 4-sided winged pods. No terminal buds. Lateral buds are stalked. Flowers are pink and larger (0.75" wide) than the species type.

Additional Information

This small tree is interesting when in bloom with pink bell-shaped flowers that are larger than the straight species, but this plant is rather neutral otherwise. However, it is relatively trouble free and useful in many situations as a neutral background plant, or for its flowers. Best grown as a single stem and allowed to branch low (20-30"). Does not transplant well (a particular problem with field-grown plants).

Other plants like this Halesia carolina 'Arnold Pink' (Pink Carolina Silverbell)

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