Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red')

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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 4a -34.4 °C (-30 °F) to -31.7 °C (-25 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 9b
Plant Height: 15-25ft
Plant Spread: 15-25ft
Leaves: Good fall color
Other: Yellow in Fall
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Other: Fuchsia pink to red
Flower Time: Other: April
Suitable Locations: Street Tree
Uses: Flowering Tree
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees

12 year old Eastern Redbud in bloom

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Posted by ILPARW (southeast Pennsylvania - Zone 6b) on Apr 23, 2019 8:22 AM

This cultivar does bear deep red-purple flower buds that open to a neon pink, but the color is not really red. A wild tree along a road in Maryland was noticed as having a different flower colour and used as the source for a new cultivar that was released into the trade by the University of Tennessee, probably in the 1990's. So far, I have only seen this cultivar once at an arboretum. Most of the Eastern Redbud trees sold are the regular straight species, then some 'Forest Pansy' are next.

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tinytreez On January 12, 2020 Obtained plant
Seeds obtained from Mount Royal Seeds.

Seeds scarified with nail file, then soaked inside very warm water (not boiling) for 24 hours.

Currently going through stratification inside refrigerator like my other tree seeds.

Stratification end date: March 2020

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Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red') by Marilyn Oct 12, 2014 4:20 PM 2

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