• Overview
    Light Needs:
    Partial to full sun
    Watering 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.
    Key Feature:
    Dramatic Foliage Color
    Early spring
  • Detail
    Botanical Pronunciation:SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis
    Plant type:Tree
    Growth habit:Pyramidal
    Growth rate:Fast
    Average landscape size:Reaches 10 ft. tall and wide in 5 years, maturing to 20 to 25 ft. tall, 18 ft. wide.
    Foliage color:Chartreuse
    Blooms:Early spring
    Flower color:Purple
    Flower attributesShowy Flowers
    Patent 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.
  • Care
    Care Information
    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.
    Light Needs:
    <strong>Partial Sun / Partial Shade</strong>: These two terms are often used interchangeably to mean 3-6 (or 4-6) hours of sunlight each day. However, there is a difference.
<strong>Partial shade</strong> typically means the plants will appreciate a more gentle exposure such as the weaker morning or early afternoon sun, with the emphasis on providing the minimum needed shade and sheltering from intense late afternoon sun. <strong>Partial sun</strong> typically means the plants <u>need</u> some direct sun, so the emphasis is on meeting the required minimum hours of sunlight, with filtered sunlight or shade the balance of the day.
Both are best with shelter from the harshest late afternoon sun. This shade could be provided by a structure, a wall, larger plants or  tree(s).
    Partial to full sun
    Watering Needs:
    Water needs: Low
    Once established, water occasionally; more often in extreme heat.
  • History & Lore
    Silver Medal Winner Plantarium 2008