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. Glossy green foliage. Deciduous.
- OverviewLight Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Moderate growing to 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 to 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 InformationFollow a regular watering schedule during the first growing season to establish a deep, extensive root system. Watering can be reduced after establishment. Feed with a general purpose fertilizer before new growth begins in spring.Pruning time: winter.Light Needs:Full sunWatering Needs:Needs regular watering - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.