Pronunciation: SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis
|Description||A beautiful garden tree valued for its profusion of rosy pink flowers that cloak the bare branches to bridge the gap between winter and spring! Heart-shaped foliage emerges as the blooms fade and turns yellow in autumn before dropping. A wonderful landscape specimen with a nicely rounded crown. Deciduous.|
|Watering||Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.|
|Mature Size||Moderate growing; reaches 30 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.|
|Special Features||Fall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds|
|Flower Attributes||Showy Flowers|
|Design Ideas||Redbuds offer four seasons of change in the front yard foundation planting for an eye catching display. A native of the eastern U.S. makes it a perfect candidate for wild gardens, wildlife gardens and all native landscapes. Add to beds and borders or to create long range focal point.|
|Companion Plants||Witch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)|
|Care||Prefers deep, slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained sandy loams. Benefits from light shade in hotter regions. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.|
|Lore||Redbud is used by Native Americans in basket making because its inner bark bears a naturally red color preferred for creating contrasting patterns in the weave or coils.|
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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.