Carolina silverbell, Snowdrop tree
The Carolina silverbell is a beautiful north American shrub/ small tree that is perfect for a woodland garden. Halesias have pretty small, white bell-shaped flowers, followed by interesting winged fruit which persisit well into the winter. Under-plant the tree with bulbs such as snowdrops, crocus or wood anemones. It requires neutral to acidic soil and light shade / half sun. Protect from strong winds, particularly easterly winds, and plant in moist but well-drained soil. Nice buttery-yellow autumn colour. Ultimate height 8 m high x 4 m wide. 5 litre container, 40-50 cms tall plants.