Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'Item #2352 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
One of the most profuse flowering of all redbuds. Very showy dark rose-purple flowers literally cover the stems of this small, sturdy branched tree in spring. Glossy, green, heart-shaped leaves fill the tree as the blooms fade. A thrilling spring specimen that easily fits into smaller landscapes and is well-adapted to containers. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering 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.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SER-sis chi-NEN-sisPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:RoundGrowth rate:ModerateAverage landscape size:Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.Foliage color:GreenBlooms:Early SpringFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersDesign 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)
- CareCare InformationPrefers 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:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Water regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat or containers.
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