Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’ Red Bud

Description: Cercis 'Oklahoma', also known as Oklahoma Redbud, is a dramatic display of wine-red flowers smothers the branches for 2 to 3 weeks in early spring. Lustrous heart-shaped foliage emerges with a soft pink tinge as the flowers fade then matures to a rich green. Superior autumn coloration which is predominantly yellow but has also been known to turn orange and purple as well.

History: Discovered growing wild in the Arbuckle Mountains of the US state of Oklahoma in 1964.

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: 6-7m x 4-6m

Attributes

  • Deciduous
  • Leaf colour: Green
  • Flowering month: May
  • M Size: Medium
  • Needs well-draining site
  • Chalk tolerant
  • Drought tolerant
  • Prune after flowering
  • Prefers full sun

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