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Lavender Twist® Redbud

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A stunning accent shrub with gracefully arching and weeping branches, a twisted trunk and very showy pink to purple flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring, curious heart-shaped leaves; an incredible garden accent, especially when in bloom

Characteristics

Species:
canadensis
Other Species Names:
Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree
Average Landscape Height:
6 feet
Average Landscape Width:
8 feet
Genus:
Cercis
Cultivar:
Covey
Branching:
multi-stemmed
Plant Form:
weeping
Canopy:
low
Growth Rate:
slow
Pruning:
prune after flowering
Flower Color:
rose
Flower Bud Color:
fuchsia
Flower Form:
pea
Flower Period:
from early to mid spring
Summer Foliage Color:
forest green
Fall Color:
butter
Maximum Light:
full sun
Minimum Light:
partial shade
Maximum Moisture:
moist
Minimum Moisture:
average
Pollution Tolerance:
high

Ornamental Features

Lavender Twist® Redbud has rose pea-like flowers along the branches from early to mid spring, which emerge from distinctive fuchsia flower buds before the leaves. It has forest green deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The heart-shaped leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The twisted dark brown bark is extremely showy and adds significant winter interest.

Landscape Attributes

Lavender Twist® Redbud is a multi-stemmed deciduous shrub with a rounded form and gracefully weeping branches. Its average texture blends into the landscape, but can be balanced by one or two finer or coarser trees or shrubs for an effective composition.

Planting & Growing

Lavender Twist® Redbud will grow to be about 6 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 8 feet. It has a low canopy, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a slow rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 40 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. 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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