A stunning gold-leaved form of our native Eastern Redbud, The Rising Sun™ starts the season with golden-orange foliage that brightens to yellow, then matures to a speckled lime green before turning buttery yellow in fall. Amazingly, this foliage won't scorch in the sun. Proven to be drought resistant as well as cold hardy. 'JN2' PP 21,451
Cercis is a small genus of about six species of deciduous trees and shrubs in the Pea family, distributed over a wide area across both coasts of North America to the Mediterranean and East Asia. Clusters of lavender-pink or white blossoms sprout right from the branches and trunks in early spring, soon followed by heart-shaped leaves. Grow in fertile, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade.