Appalachian Red Redbud
Form and Growth Characteristics: Plant Type - TreeGrowth Rate - 12-24" per yearMature Height - 20-25'Mature Width - 20-25'Longevity - 100 years or less
Ornamental Characteristics: Flower - Deep red-purple buds open to fuchsia pink flowers, much brighter shade than the typical redbud; 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 - 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.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. Sensitive to salt. Adaptable to acid or alkaline soils. Full sun or light shade.Native Habitat - Eastern U.S. and TexasDiseases 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.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 canadensis.