Cercis chinensis

Chinese Redbud

Spring brings a profusion of white, pink or red flower clusters that bloom as the leaves unfold or just before. Red-brown, flat seedpods that follow in summer last through winter. Broad, heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in autumn. Plant as a shrubbery background. Transplant ball and burlapped when small. Prune out deadwood. Water during growing/blooming season. Established plants tolerate dry soil and heat. Prune dead wood and shape after flowering.
Cercis chinensis, Chinese Redbud
Rosy purple, pealike flowers bloom on old growth as well as new. Multi-stemmed shrub reaches 10 to 15 feet tall and wide. Established plants tolerate dry soil and heat. Grows exceptionally well in Arizona's high deserts.

Attributes - Cercis chinensis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Late Spring

Flower Color: Magenta, Purple

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 15 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Climate: Zones 6, 7, 8, 9

Notes: Thrives in Acid Soil, Alkaline Soil, Wet Soil. Fragrant, Low Maintenance, Showy Flowers. Susceptible to Aphids, Black Spot, Powdery Mildew, Rust, Scales, Spider Mites, Thrips.

Related Plants

Cercis canadensis, Cercis chinensis 'Avondale', Cercis occidentalis, Cercis reniformis, Cercis reniformis 'Alba'
 
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