Cercis Canadensis


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SKU: cercis-canadensis Categories: ,
Common Name: Eastern Redbud
Size: 2-3 Litre
Hardiness: H5
Hardiness Ratings

All ratings refer to the UK growing conditions unless otherwise stated. Minimum temperature ranges (in degrees ˚C) are shown in brackets

  • H1a: under glass all year (>15˚C)
  • H1b: can be grown outside in the summer (10 - 15 ˚C)
  • H1c: can be grown outside in the summer (5 - 10 ˚C)
  • H2: tolerant of low temperatures, but not surviving being frozen (1 to 5 ˚C)
  • H3: hardy in coastal and relatively mild parts of the UK (-5 to 1 ˚C)
  • H4: hardy through most of the UK (-10 to -5 ˚C)
  • H5: hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters (-15 to -10 ˚C)
  • H6: hardy in all of UK and northern Europe (-20 to -15 ˚C)
  • H7: hardy in the severest European continental climates (< -20 ˚C)
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2-3 Litre Pot

  • Position: Full sun, partial shade
  • Soil: Well drained
  • Growth Rate: Average
  • Flowering Period: April
  • Hardiness: H5
  • Eventual Height: 8 – 12m
  • Eventual Spread: 4 – 8m

Cercis Canadensis, , also known as ‘Eastern Redbud’  is a large, deciduous, often multi- stemmed garden shrub or ornamental tree with papery heart shaped leaves which are bronze when young, turning yellow in the Autumn.  Clusters of pink flowers appear in Spring.

Cercis canadensis, also known as the ‘Eastern Redbud’, is a large deciduous tree that is native to the eastern regions of North America. This tree is known for its vibrant pink  flowers that bloom on bare branches in the early Spring before the leaves appear. The Eastern Redbud can grow up to 12 Metres tall and 8 metres wide, making it a great option for landscaping and backyard gardens.

In terms of landscape design, the Eastern Redbud is a great option for adding a splash of colour to your garden in the early Spring. The tree is also a popular choice for use as a focal point or as a specimen tree. The Eastern Redbud is also a great option for smaller gardens or lawns as it doesn’t take up too much space.

In terms of soil and sun requirements, the Eastern Redbud prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade exposure. It is also drought-tolerant and can handle frost and cold temperatures. This makes it a great choice for gardeners in a wide range of climates.

How to care for your Cercis Canadensis

  1. Planting: Prefers well-draining soil and full sun to partial shade exposure. When planting, make sure to dig a hole that is twice as wide as the root ball and just as deep. Backfill the hole with the removed soil and water thoroughly.
  2. Watering: Water the tree regularly during the first growing season after planting to establish a strong root system. Once established, it is relatively drought tolerant, but during prolonged dry spells, it is beneficial to give it a deep watering.
  3. Pruning: Prune the tree to remove dead or diseased wood and to shape the tree. It is best to prune the tree while it is still dormant.
  4. Fertilising: Fertilising is not necessary but if the soil is poor, you can apply a balanced fertiliser in the Spring.
  5. Overwintering: It is hardy and can handle frost and cold temperatures down to -15˚C. However, in cold regions, it is recommended to mulch around the base of the tree to protect the roots from freezing.

By following these care instructions, you can ensure that your Eastern Redbud will thrive and bring a beautiful pink flowering tree to your garden.


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