The Silverbell or Snowdrop Tree is one of North America's finest flowering horizontal branches, and yellow-green foliage are particularly effective against evergreens or with Rhododendrons planted beneath.
Blooms small white bells dangle from the branches- in a vision of loveliness. The abundant bell-shaped flowers are found on the previous year's wood. Likes a moist, acid soil of high organic content.
Hardiness Zones: 5-8
Growth Rate: Moderate
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; moist, well drained soil
Texture: Medium to coarse
Form: Rounded; open; irregular; low branches multistemmed
Height: 20 to 40'
Width: 15 to 35'
Leaf: 2 to 5" alternate, simple leaves; yellow fall color
Flower/Fruit: White, bell shaped flowers in April to early May; 1 to 1.5" fruit in fall
Comments: Native; similar culture to dogwood; not tolerant of difficult sites