Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - ShrubGrowth Rate - 12-24" per yearMature 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 ZealandDiseases and Insects - None.Strength - Weakness -Plants of this taxon:
Find Related Plants:- 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.