Hearts Of Gold Redbud
Hearts Of Gold Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' Plant Patent #17,740Item #3841 USDA Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
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.
- OverviewLight Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.Average Landscape Size:Reaches 10 ft. tall and wide in 5 years, maturing to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 18 ft. wide.
- DetailBotanical Pronunciation:SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sisPlant type:TreeDeciduous/evergreen:DeciduousGrowth habit:PyramidalGrowth rate:FastAverage landscape size:Reaches 10 ft. tall and wide in 5 years, maturing to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 18 ft. wide.Special features:Attracts Butterflies, Dramatic Foliage Color, North American Native Selection, WaterwiseFoliage color:ChartreuseBlooms:Early springFlower color:PurpleFlower attributesShowy FlowersPatent Act:Asexual reproduction of plants protected by the Plant Patent Act is prohibited during the life of the patent.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.
- 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.Light Needs:Partial to full sunWatering Needs:Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
- History & LoreHistory:Silver Medal Winner Plantarium 2008