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A map highlighting the locations where the Carolina Silverbell can be found natively growing
American Robin perched on a shrub
Ruby Throated Hummingbird perched on a hummingbird feeder
A map highlighting the locations where the Carolina Silverbell can be found natively growing
American Robin perched on a shrub
Ruby Throated Hummingbird perched on a hummingbird feeder

FEATURES:

  • May Benefit & Attract: Robins
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Audubon® Carolina Silverbell

Bower & Branch Trees and Plants

Halesia carolina (tetraptera)

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FEATURES:

  • May Benefit & Attract: Robins
  • The National Audubon Society protects birds and the places they need, today and tomorrow.
  • This bird-friendly native trees provides food and shelter for local and migrating birds and other wildlife
  • All Audubon® branded trees are grown 100% Neonic-free by Bower & Branch, making these plants safer for the birds and safer for the environment.
  • Hand Selected, Fresh from the Grower
  • Size A and larger - Ships on our trucks because of the size of the tree - does not fit in a box

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Mature Height: 30-40' tall
  • Mature Width: 20-25' wide
  • Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade
  • Spacing: 20-25' apart

Why plant Audubon® Carolina Silverbell?

When the world begins to green up, lilacs are blooming, and robins are laying their eggs, Carolina Silverbell adds its own flourish to the spring festivities. Look up then and enjoy this underused native tree's pearly white blossoms, which are suspended from every branch like little parasols.

Silverbell is native to much of the Southeastern U.S. and was known to English colonists before the U.S. was the U.S. So, it’s not surprising that the tree was named by an Englishman for another Englishman. London merchant John Ellis suggested the name Halesia for his friend Stephen Hales. Hales was a clergyman, botanist, biologist, philosopher, chemist, and physiologist. Some of his most important work was done designing ventilators for dank, unhealthy places like ships. Keep in mind this was in the early 1700s—oxygen had not been “discovered” yet!

How to use Audubon® Carolina Silverbell in the landscape?

"Be there with bells on" is this tree's theme! Each spring, this spectacular tree will "chime in" with clusters of white, bell-shaped flowers that line the branches. Wonderful yellow foliage will delight you in the fall. A very giving tree that can easily be introduced to your landscape design. A cozy sitting area under its branches will become a magical space in your landscape each spring, and in summer its dappled shade will make the seat below it a favorite place to sip a cold lemonade and unwind. Plant this medium-sized ornamental tree against a background of large evergreens like Norway Spruce or Hemlock to help the dainty white flowers achieve maximum impact.

Audubon® Native Plants & Trees

Audubon is devoted to protecting birds and the places they need, while Bower & Branch is devoted to the growth of true native trees and plants–no cultivars or hybrids. Together, we strive to unite communities in conservation and inspire individuals to cultivate a better world for birds starting in their own backyards, balconies, or patios. By guiding and recommending trees and plants truly native and beneficial to your region, we can really start to make a difference.

What is the definition of Native?

“In the United States, a native plant is defined as one that was naturally found in a particular area before European colonization. Native plants are the foundation of a region’s biodiversity, providing essential food sources and shelter for birds, especially those threatened by the changing climate. Since native plants are adapted to local precipitation and soil conditions, they generally require less upkeep, therefore helping the environment and saving you time, water, and money.” – The National Audubon Society

Learn how you can help birds in your home and community through Audubon’s Plants for Birds program.

Audubon® is a licensed and registered trademark of the National Audubon Society. All rights reserved.

Planting Zones

Hardiness Zone: 4-8

How To Plant Audubon® Carolina Silverbell

Carolina Silverbell is a beautiful tree and one that should be planted more often. For starters, it has awesome exfoliating bark that supplies you with visual interest throughout the year. The clusters of white bell-shaped flowers aren’t too shabby either. The low-branching habit makes the Carolina Silverbell a great candidate for a lawn or specimen tree in your garden. Considered a small tree, this beauty will make an excellent addition if planted by your deck or patio. They like sunny locations and do well in your everyday well-drained soil. Another bonus, Carolina Silverbells don’t have any major pest problems.

How To Water

Carolina Silverbells will appreciate regular water during its first few years in the ground and irrigation during long dry spells after it’s established.

How To Fertilize

Incorporate Elements Starter Plant food granular form into the soil when planting. If planting in spring or summer, start fertilizing late fall using Elements Starter Plant food granular form on an annual basis each late fall. Continue this for the first three years to get your plant well established.

How To Prune

Carolina Silverbells are fast growers, so prune in late spring (after they flower!) when needed to keep it in tip-top shape.

How Does Shipping Work?

Bower & Branch Trees, the real BIG trees, don’t fit in a box! Our large trees require expert delivery and care, that means our 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 your driveway or curbside! Ask Bower & Branch about planting services and rates – we'd be happy to assist in installation.

*Big trees, Size XL (A) and bigger, will take approximately 2 to 4 weeks days to be delivered. - Sizes large (AA) and smaller (Treelings) will be shipped directly to your home by a local common carrier in a plant-safe box.

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

90 DAY SATISFACTION GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch guarantees customer satisfaction within all product groups and sizes. If for any reason you are not satisfied with the product or experience, you have 90 days from the original date of purchase to request a replacement of the purchased product(s).

How?

Reach out to a Plant Whisperer:

- Email: plantwhisperers@bowerandbranch.com

- Phone: 866-873-3888

- Or via Online Chat

3-YEAR-TREE GUARANTEE:

Bower & Branch offers a Three-Year Tree Guarantee on all of our trees, sizes X-Large (A) 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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