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Golden Falls® Redbud

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A spectacular and hardy spring bloomer, with very showy pink flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring; orange tinged, yellow emerging foliage matures to gold and lime green; a great weeping ornamental tree for specimen use in the landscape

Characteristics

Average Landscape Height:
10 feet
Average Landscape Width:
4 feet
Growth Rate:
medium
Genus:
Cercis
Species:
canadensis
Cultivar:
NC2015-12
Flower Color:
pink
Flower Period:
from early to mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
gold
Fall Color:
yellow
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Moisture:
average
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Plant Form:
weeping
Canopy:
low
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Pollution Tolerance:
high
Other Species Names:
Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Flower Form:
pea

Ornamental Features

Golden Falls® Redbud has pink pea-like flowers along the branches from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has attractive lime green-variegated gold foliage which emerges yellow in spring. The heart-shaped leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Golden Falls® Redbud is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

Planting & Growing

Golden Falls® Redbud will grow to be about 10 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 4 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 1 foot from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This shrub does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. To help this plant achive its best flowering performance, periodically apply a flower-boosting fertilizer from early spring through into the active growing season. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

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