A stunning form of our native Eastern Redbud, 'Appalachian Red' bears clusters of near-red buds that open a brilliant, fuchsia pink and clothe the bare branches in spring. Heart-shaped leaves soon follow, maturing to blue green in summer and turning yellow in fall. An easy-care addition to the landscape, and lovely underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs such as Muscari and Hyacinths.
Cercis is a small genus of about 6 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.
For more information on growing Cercis, click Growing Guide.
HOW PLANTS ARE SHIPPED
The size of the plants we ship has been selected to reduce the shock of transplanting. For some, this means a large, bareroot crown. Others cannot travel bareroot or transplant best if grown in containers. We ship these perennials and annuals in 1 pint pots, except as noted. We must point out that many perennials will not bloom the first year after planting, but will the following year, amply rewarding your patience. We ship bulbs as dormant, bare bulbs, sometimes with some wood shavings or moss. Shrubs, Roses, vines, and other woody plants may be shipped bareroot or in pots. The size of the pot is noted in the quick facts for each item.
WHEN WE SHIP
We ship our bulbs and plants at the right time for planting in your area, except as noted, with orders dispatched on a first-come, first-served basis by climate zone. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the Shipping Details box for each item. Please refer to the Shipping Details box to determine the earliest shipping time. Unless you specify otherwise, fertilizers, tools, and other non-plant items are shipped with your plants or bulbs. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at expected time of delivery.
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Latin Name Pronunciation: ser'sis
Native to Eastern woodlands, Cercis is a graceful, small deciduous tree ideal for a shrub border, woodland garden, or specimen. Small but brilliant purplish-pink flowers appear in spring.
Light/Watering: Cercis will grow and bloom in sun or light shade. Water during dry periods.
Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Cercis is tolerant of a wide range of soils and pH, but prefers a rich, moist soil that is well-drained.
Pests/Diseases: Cercis is rarely bothered by insects or diseases but occasionally can be susceptible to Verticillium wilt and canker.
Companions: Lovely underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs such as Muscari and Hyacinths.