One of the loveliest, most colorful redbuds we've seen. In early to mid-spring, rosy purple flowers open along its stems, creating a spectacular effect. The color show continues when its graceful, heart-shaped leaves emerge. The variegated leaves open to shades of pink, red, white, purple and green. Growing 20-30' tall with a 25-30' spread, this lovely redbud has a beautiful umbrella-like growth habit. It's an ideal choice as a specimen plant—or group with other woodland plants. This new release is the result of work done by Dr. Tom Ranney at North Carolina State University. Cercis canadensis 'Carolina Sweetheart' PPAF.
Cercis canadensis 'NCCC1'
Sun Exposure:Full Sun, Partial Shade
Height/Habit:20 - 30 feet
Spread:25 - 30 feet
Flowering Date:Early-mid spring
Planting Instructions:Plant as any bare root tree.
Winter Care:Winter mulch for first 2 - 3 years
Growth Rate:Moderate, rapid in first few years. 7' -10' in 5 to 6 years
Flower Form:Typical bean/pea like flowers
Foliage Type:Beautiful heart shaped variegated leaves when young. Mid green glossy when young. 3" - 5" across
Pruning:Does not need it
Soil Requirement:Rich woodsy soil with plenty of organic matter.
Additional Information:A flat lopped tree with a rounded crown. Ideal for small gardens or small areas such as terraces and patios. Flowers at a young age 4 - 6 years.
Restricted States:AE AK GU HI PR
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