Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’ Red Bud

Description: Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' is an ideal choice for a very small garden tree and can be grown in a large container for several years and, if pruned after flowering, will maintain a bushy and attractive rounded shape. Flowering well in this climate, it produces rich purple-pink flowers on bare stems in late April-May. Rich green, glossy heart shaped foliage emerges tinted red-purple when they unfurl. The foliage turns shades of buttery yellow in the autumn for added interest. 

History: Received the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.

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 (after 10 years): 2.5m x 2m
 

Attributes

  • Flowering month: April
  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Growth rate: Slow
  • S Size: Small
  • Award-winning
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Prune after flowering

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