• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
    Average Landscape Size:
    Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
    Key Feature:
    Beautiful Specimen Tree
    Blooms:
    Early Spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SER-sis chi-NEN-sis
    Plant type:Tree
    Deciduous/evergreen:Deciduous
    Growth habit:Rounded
    Growth rate:Moderate
    Average landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
    Foliage color:Green
    Blooms:Early Spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Garden styleAsian/Zen, Cottage, Rustic
    Design IdeasWhile this Chinese Redbud looks similar in structure and bloom as the U.S. native, it is much smaller, allowing it for more applications in the landscape. Incorporate it in a minimalist Asian garden or in the wild beauty of a native landscape. This tree can go where others can't, such as in raised planters, corner beds and even a patio container where you can enjoy its beauty up close.
    Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
  • Care
    Care Information
    Prefers deep, light, well-drained soil. Best with light shade in hot southwestern deserts. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system; once established, reduce frequency. Apply fertilizer in early spring.Pruning time: winter.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Moderate
    Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.

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