Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Chinese Redbud

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Shrub
Growth Rate - 12-24" per year
Mature Height - 8-12'
Mature Width - 6-8'
Longevity -

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - A profusion of deep rose-purple flowers; open March-April. Are effective for 2-3 weeks; are about 0.75" long.
Fruit - True pod (legume), brown-brownish black, taper-pointed and 3.5-5" long, October; fruits persist through winter.
Leaf -
Fall Color - Yellow-green but can be an excellent yellow.
Bark - Older bark brownish black with orange inner bark peaking through; develops scaly condition with age.
Other Features - Usually blooms sooner than Cercis canadensis. Very handsome and showy in flower. Actually more showy than Cercis Canadensis. ‘Avondale' is more tree-like and has heavier textured dark green leaves. This selection can also be rooted from cuttings.
Possible Use -
Season Of Interest -

Culture and Care:
Care Requirements - Transplant as a young tree in spring or fall into moist, well-drained, deep soils, but does well in many soil types except wet ones. Adaptable to acid or alkaline soils. Full sun or light shade.
Native Habitat - New Zealand
Diseases and Insects - None.
Strength -
Weakness -

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- Other plants with the common name Redbud.
- Other plants of the family Fabaceae.
- Other plants of the genus Cercis.
- Other plants of the species Cercis chinensis.