Hearts of Gold Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' PP #17,740

The first known gold-foliaged Cercis! Exceptional native redbud displays a riot of color in early spring as brilliant lavender-purple blooms appear on bare branches. Spring foliage emerges red, maturing to gold; shaded leaves will be green. Large, heart shaped leaves are burn-resistant even in full summer sun. Feature as a specimen or mass as an informal hedge.
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Full sun, Partial sun

Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.

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Botanical PronunciationSER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis
Average Size at MaturityReaches 10 ft. tall and wide in 5 years, maturing to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 18 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly spring
Design IdeasA wonderful early harbinger of spring in the garden, this a perfect choice for hedges or as a specimen planting. Tight, compact form is perfect for today's smaller gardens. Growing quickly to 10 ft. tall in the first five years, reaching a mature height of 20 to 25 ft. with a compact dense dome-shaped canopy, one's imagination can run wild with the landscape possibilities of this versatile plant. In sunny summer gardens, the foliage shimmers yellow-gold. A spectacular plant for illuminating a dappled shade spot in the garden, where shaded foliage will turn chartreuse-green.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPurple
Foliage ColorChartreuse
Growth HabitPyramidal
Growth RateFast
Landscape UseFirescaping/Firewise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun, Partial sun
Patent ActAsexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureAttracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, Waterwise
Water NeedsLow
Watering NeedsOnce established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.

Follow 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.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

Your USDA Cold Hardiness Zone: 6

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