Redbuds are tough native American trees, but this one takes the genus to a new level with its unique weeping and twisting branches cascading toward the ground. All four seasons contribute something special to the garden! In spring, each branch is completely covered with lavender flowers; in summer, large heart-shaped leaves spill down the stems in a rich green waterfall. Autumn foliage is bright yellow, and in winter the gracefully weeping branches add interest to the landscape. It grows to 5-6' tall and 6-8' wide, great for a limited space, but you can stake a leader branch and train it to the height you want. Requires little maintenance, though it needs water the first year while establishing its roots. Zones 5-9. 3' Bareroot. Cercis canadensis 'Covey' PP10328. Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Covey' PP10328
Common Name: Lavender Twist® Weeping Redbud
Sun Exposure: Partial Shade/Full Sun
Height/Habit: 5 - 6'
Spread: 5 - 8'
Hardiness Zone: 5 - 9
Flowering Date: Early Spring
Type of Fruit: The shape of the fruit looks like a pea pod. The pods are 2-3" and are brown. The seed pods develop in October and usually stay on throughout the winter and adding winter interest.
Shipping Season: Spring
Unique Characterstics: The original tree was discovered at a residence in Westfield New York. At approximately 30 years old it only stands 5' tall and approximately 8' wide. Its growth may have been inhibited by a neighboring shrub. Vegetative offspring are slightly taller. It exhibits novel and striking contorted stems and pendulous branches. The umbrella shaped tree accentuates the weeping, twisted branches tipping towards the ground.
Flower Color: Lavender Pink
Flower Form: The reddish-purple bud opens to a rosy lavender-pink flower in early spring. Pea-like flowers in stalkless clusters.
Foliage Type: Leaves are heart shaped, when emerging in the spring are reddish-purple changing to a dark lustrous green in the summer and then to a yellow fall color
Pruning: Prune to remove wayward or crossing shoots to maintain permanent, healthy framework.
Pruning Time: Late winter or early spring.
Soil Requirement: Well drained soil, organic matter, but widely adaptable.
Additional Information: The Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud, 'Cercis canadensis "Covey", also known as Twisted Lavender Redbud, is a new variety of Redbud that is sure to attract the eye.
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We have had our Lavender Twist for only three years. It is absolutely beautiful. In fact for our 48th anniversary we are buying another.
I planted my tree in the South East corner of my home. It is three feet from my home and I trained it by staking the branches that were touching the ground. Now it is about five feet tall and ten feet wide which has made it an eye stopper. Had a party the other night and several guests commented on the tree. One comment was "Oh my that is one of the most unusual trees that I have see. It must have cost you a fortune." It loves its' location since it is protected from the northwest winds that we experience in Ohio. I have large stones under the tree so that the leaves do not touch the mulch. This is what keeps the leaves protected from diseases that might attack the tree. I forget what I paid for the tree but according to my guest it would cost as much as 800.00 to replace. I can't wait to see it in the Spring. Also the seed pods are a favorite among the doves.
"A TAD BIT SLOW IN GROWTH, BIT IT IS LOOKING VERY PRETTY:)"
I recieved this last spring. A few little branches. I planted it in a 2x2 ft. built into my deck which is about 2 ft off the ground. It is boxed in with PT lumber. It is even with the surface of my deck. It got TLC and immediately started to grow. It was a good specimen. It does not yet look anything like the picture. It needs to fill out and branch out. I can't wait to see if it blooms this spring. I am going to get the Ruby Falls weeping Redbud this spring and plant it in the other in deck planter box. I love spring Hill. I've spent a fortune with this company with a couple of acres of lawn and at least 13 huge flower beds. I've had disappointments when something dies but they stand by their nursery and that is amazing. Love you Spring Hill.
"It's a beautiful day here for March 22, so the grandkids and I were playing with bubbles in the yard. My 19 month old granddaughter chasing bubbles run into my Lavender Twist tree, and I couldn't believe it I heard a snap, turned around and my tree was laying on the ground. I could have cried, it already had leaves coming out on it. So I called to ask if it would come back up? The lady said NO! But we will send you another one free of charge. That made me so happy..that's the kind of company I like to do business with. Thank You from the bottom of my heart!!!!! Can't wait to see it flowering!!!"
"Came in mid spring as a bare stalk but after a few days buds, then leaves began to show. It is now July and full of branches and big leaves. I believe next year I will see the blooms in the photo that made me buy it in the first place! Like all plantings its a work in progress."
"Arrived as a 3' bareroot tree, well-packed in it's own bag and box. We left it in our cool, dark basement for five days because we couldn't plant it right away, but when we finally did plant it, it took off! Sprouted leaves from each and every crook in it's stem/trunk within two weeks of planting. Can't wait to see it at the height of the summer! I would definitely recommend this to others, and I will buy another one next season!"
we bought this tree last spring. it began flowering as soon a s we planted it. this year it has more blooms and looks gorgeous. it is definitely a focal point in our front yard. we love it.
will arrive any day and like all spring hill plants & trees it will be great. with there guarantee how could anyone go wrong Just love spring hill