Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud')

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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Tree
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Soil pH Preferences: Neutral (6.6 – 7.3)
Slightly alkaline (7.4 – 7.8)
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 5a -28.9 °C (-20 °F) to -26.1 °C (-15 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Leaves: Deciduous
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Resistances: Deer Resistant
Rabbit Resistant
Pollinators: Bees
Child plants: one child plant

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Jun 11, 2019 4:03 PM

I think I saw a few for sale at a nursery; otherwise, I've only seen one specimen of this white variegated cultivar so far; that was a maturing tree at Jenkins Arboretum in southeast Pennsylvania. It does not bloom as heavily as the straight species and it infrequently produces pods. It develops some yellow fall color. Sometimes the graft is unstable and the tree can revert to some regular green foliage. It should be slower growing and more expensive to buy than the regular form. Introduced to the nursery trade by Theodore Klein of Crestwood, Kentucky.

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