A closeup of the dainty, light pink bell-like flowers of the Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell.
A closeup of the bright green seed pods against the dark green foliage of the Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell.
A closeup of the dainty, light pink bell-like flowers of the Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell.
A closeup of the bright green seed pods against the dark green foliage of the Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell.

Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Halesia carolina 'Arnold Pink'

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This plant is not available at this time through Bower & Branch. We provide this plant profile for reference only.

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  • In early spring, clusters of sweet pink, bell-bell shaped blooms emerge
  • Dark green foliage follows the blooms before turning yellow-orange in fall
  • As the tree matures, the bark begins to exfoliate, exposing gray and brown colors
  • Blooms attract bees and butterflies
  • Upright, rounded form with an open branching structure
  • Known for its hardiness and adaptability to various growing conditions 
  • Often used as a specimen tree, in a woodland garden, or a wildlife garden

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 25-30' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Why plant Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell?

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.

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!

How to use Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell in the landscape?

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! It will sparkle as your specimen tree, planted next to your back patio where you'll be able to enjoy its charms!

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell

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. 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. Pests and diseases will be of no concern.

How To Water

Immediately after planting, water your tree slowly, deeply, and thoroughly. Arnold Pink Carolina Silverbell enjoys lots of water, so be sure to water this way every two to three days for the first growing season.

How To Fertilize

When planting, we recommend you apply the. Bower & Branch Starter Plant Food to be sure that your tree has the nutrients it needs to adjust. For continued care, reapply in spring and fall for at least the first three years.

How To Prune

Routine maintenance pruning may be needed to keep your tree in pristine condition. It rebounds quickly from pruning, so don’t be afraid to shape it as you like.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our big trees, sizes XL and bigger, require expert delivery and care, that means our extra-large trees are shipped on Bower & Branch trucks. We are the only ones who know how to ship our big and bigger trees and plants with tender loving care.

We deliver your trees and plants directly to you. Ask Bower & Branch about planting services – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees and shrubs, Size XL and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 3 weeks to be delivered.

Your trees and plants are grown across the United States at various Bower & Branch Growers. Depending on your location, your plant orders may be shipped from various locations.

Please expect orders with multiple items to be delivered over a number of days as a result. Orders made up of numerous items or selections will not arrive at your home on the same day.

Shipping Delays:

From time to time, Bower & Branch Growers may determine to delay order shipment based on various factors for plant health.

Weather in your region, as well as, where your plants are grown, is always considered when shipping. Extreme weather conditions may delay some or all of your order.

Bower & Branch allows our Growers to make final shipping decisions based solely to benefit your trees and plants’ health and success.

Bower & Branch Plant Whisperers - Online Customer Service

The Bower & Branch customer service team WILL surprise you with experience. The Plant Whisperer Team is available to all of our customers for all reasons: shipping updates, special requests, plant care, design, placement, selection and all your other gardening needs!

Our Service Team is directly connected to the best growers (ours!) across the country and have access to more plant experience and knowledge than any other retailer out there; online or in your neighborhood. Chat with a Plant Whisperer today!

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How Does Sizing Work?

The size of our trees have nothing to do with the container size like you may find elsewhere–big doesn't mean just height - it’s also vigor, age, and overall health. Other online retailers are going to tell you that a plant is a seven gallon, that means nothing to your tree or plant (or you.)

Our trees for sale online are graded on large, x-large, and even bigger sizes. This is because our trees are sized by their age—the higher the letter, the more mature the tree. The age determines the trees’ overall height, size of the trunk and the overall branch density.

All of these characteristics are what you should be looking for when choosing a tree for immediate impact and instant curb appeal. Our extra-large tree and plant sizes are sure to wow you and your neighbors!

See the size guides below.

How Trees are Shipped
Size 4XL D Trees Size 3XL C Trees Size 2XL B Trees Size XL A Trees Size LARGE AA Trees

Our Guarantees


Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large and up. Only the finest and the most experienced growers are awarded the opportunity to grow for Bower & Branch, so we offer the best guarantee available.

If your tree(s) should fail for any reason during the three-year guarantee period, you will receive an online gift card in the amount that you originally spent on the tree.* You can then use this online gift card for any Bower & Branch Purchase.

* Bower & Branch provides online gift cards in the amount of the original purchase price of the tree(s). The amount does not include any additional costs such as delivery, planting, tax, or any other products or services. Online gift cards can be applied towards any Bower & Branch purchase on BowerandBranch.com and have no expiration dates. Bower & Branch does not guarantee tree replacement or availability of any desired product at any time. Cash refunds are not offered. Bower & Branch requires that all original tags and receipts are present when a guarantee request is initiated. The Bower & Branch Three-Year Guarantee only applies to plant material that has been planted in the ground. Container plantings are NOT covered.

At Bower & Branch, we do our best to honor all guarantee fulfillment requests to ensure customer satisfaction. However, we reserve the right to refuse the request if the required guarantee steps were not satisfied. Bower & Branch also reserves the right to deny any guarantee fulfillment request that is made as a result of animal damage, problems with plant hardiness and zone issues, or acts of nature (snow storms, hurricanes, and similar).


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- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

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