Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Hearts of Gold Redbud

Form and Growth Characteristics:
Plant Type - Tree
Growth Rate - faster growing than other cultivars
Mature Height - 20'
Mature Width - 20'
Longevity - 100 years or less

Ornamental Characteristics:
Flower - Reddish-purple in bud, opening to a rosy pink with a purplish tinge; 0.5" long. Open March-April and are effective for 2-3 weeks; borne 4-8 together.
Fruit - True pod (legume), brown-brownish black, 2-3" long, 0.5" wide, October; reddish to green before maturity; fruits persist through winter.
Leaf - New leaves emerge red, quickly turn yellow, and mature to a yellow-green, much lighter than species.
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 - Effective as a single specimen, in groupings and in the shrub border, especially nice in woodland and naturalized situations.
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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. Sensitive to salt. Adaptable to acid or alkaline soils. Full sun or light shade.
Native Habitat - Eastern U.S. and Texas
Diseases and Insects - Canker is the most destructive disease of redbud and can cause many stems to die. Leaf spots and Verticillium wilt are other disease problems; Tree hoppers, caterpillars, scales and leaf hoppers can also cause damage.
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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 canadensis.