Cercis canadensis ‘Alley Cat’ Red Bud

Description: 'Alley Cat' Redbud is a deciduous tree with a shapely oval form. The dark pink pea-shaped flowers emerge in April just before the leaves begin to show in shades of copper pink and soft green. As the foliage matures, the white emerges and makes a lovely contrast to the green. 

History: Plantsman Allan Bush of Jelitto Seeds found ‘Alley Cat’ in an alley near his home in Kentucky; it was subsequently introduced in 2016 by Hidden Hollow Nursery, Belvidere, TN.

Cercis Growing Tips: Performs best in moderately fertile well drained soils. The best flower production occurs in full sun but part shade is best in hot summer climates.

Height and Spread: 4m x 2.5m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green/ Silver
  • Flowering month: May
  • S Size: Small
  • Interesting foliage

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