Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
Sold Out:
Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Out Of Stock
Sold Out for the Season
SKU: S60946
1 for $55.00
Out Of Stock
Quick Facts
Common Name: Eastern Redbud
Hardiness Zone: 6-9S/W Exposure: Sun to Part Shade
Find your zone?
Blooms In: Apr-May
Mature Height: 15-25' Spacing: 20'
Read our Growing Guide Ships as: BAREROOT 48"
Buy more, save more
Need more quantities?
Out Of Stock
Delivery Window
Out Of Stock

Product Details

Product Details

A stunning form of our native Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis '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.




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.


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. We also ship a wide range of containers and planters, tools, supplies, fertilizers, garden wear, garden decor items, as well as indoor decorations like wreaths and dried bouquets when available. Estimated dates for shipping are indicated in the green Shipping Details box for each item. Please supply a street address for delivery. Kindly contact us with two weeks notice, if you'll be away at the expected time of delivery.


We guarantee to ship plants that are in prime condition for growing. If your order is damaged or fails to meet your expectations, we will cheerfully replace or refund it. Please contact our Customer Service Department at 1-800-503-9624 or email us at [email protected]. Please include your order number or customer number when contacting us.



Average Customer Rating: 3.5 out of 5 stars (3 Reviews) Write a Review

Sort by:

Beautiful tree, expertly packed

I was thrilled to receive this redbud a couple months ago - it arrived so carefully packed, with precise instructions for soaking the roots prior to planting, how to plant, etc. It's now leafing profusely, and evidently getting well-established. I look forward to watching it develop into a lovely reminder of the Virginia mountains in springtime!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

It's gorgeous

This is it's second or third season and it's tall and gorgeous and has beautiful blooms. Very hearty, withstands my high winds and dessimating sun and it's in a large container.

Must buy - ignore the other review - clearly not a catalog shopper and does not understand bare root.

45 of 46 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no

Ornamental tree

I went to this site with full faith in receiving a small tree. However what i received is a root and twig much different then any photo expectations. I went ahead on their marketing even though th cost of shipping was high and contributed to a a price that was very high for what i received, believing i would be getting a starter tree, smaller then what i could have bought locally, however something that looks like the tree in their marketing website. Very disappointed. Never will believe them again.

47 of 94 people found this review helpful. Do you? yes no  Certified buyer

Growing guide

Growing guide
Print Grow Guide

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.