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Avondale Redbud

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Pronunciation: SER-sis chi-NEN-sis
SKU #02352
5-9

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OVERVIEW
Description 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.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Blooms Early Spring
Mature Size Moderate growing; reaches 10 to 12 ft. tall and wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Easy Care, Fall Color
Growth Rate Moderate
Growth Habit Rounded
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Landscape Use Border, Container
Design Ideas While 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.
Flower Color Purple
Foliage Color Green
Companion Plants Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)
CARE
Care 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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