Cricket Hill Garden
Cercis candensis, 46-2011 Eastern Redbud
Variety description: This redbud comes to us from Harvard's Arnold Arboretum. It is a whitish to pale pink flowering form of the species, remarkable for its bright magenta nectar guides. This plant was propagated from a sport found at the Arnold Arboretum of Harvard University in 2009 by horticultural staff, from a tree grown from seed at the Arboretum. It is native to eastern North America. The effect of the profuse, pink-tinged flowers in early spring against fair skies is striking. In other respects, its characteristics are similar to those of the species. Its attractive flowers, form, and foliage make it a great choice as a stand-alone focal point of the garden, in a group with other Cercis, or at the garden’s edge. Cercis canadensis 46-2011 is an easy to grow plant; it has no major issues, and little or no maintenance is required.
Height and Spread at Maturity: 20' tall and 15' wide
Site requirements: Redbuds grow well in full sun in the northern part of its range but will benefit from some shade in the southern zones, particularly in the lower mid-west where summers are hot. Best growth occurs in a light, rich, moist soil but Redbud adapts well to a variety of soil including sandy or alkaline.
Hardiness: USDA zones 4B through 9A.
Plant size: Grafted tree, 12-18" with strong central leader.
When we ship: FALL 2023.