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Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun (Eastern Redbud)

The Rising Sun Cercis, Eastern Redbud The Rising Sun, Cercis canadensis 'Jn2'


Prized for its colorful foliage, Cercis canadensis The Rising Sun (Eastern Redbud) is a charming deciduous and rounded tree with multiple seasons of interest. A profusion of pea-like pale pink flowers held in clusters cover the bare branches for several weeks in the spring, before the foliage emerges, creating a most dramatic display. The foliage of attractive heart-shaped leaves emerges bright orange-peach and ages through shades of orange, gold and yellow to a speckled lime green. Since new leaves emerge all summer, there is always a fiery glow of colors on the tree. The summer foliage warms up to pretty shades of yellow and orange in the fall. As the leaves drop, they reveal the pleasing silhouette of this Redbud as well as its smooth tan bark adorned with a yellowish cast, distinctive from other redbuds. Reported to be heat and drought tolerant, this dwarf redbud adds elegance to any space, including small gardens.

  • Grows up to 8-12 ft. tall and wide (240-360 cm).
  • A full sun to part shade lover, this Redbud is easily grown in well-drained soils. Performs best in moderately fertile soils with regular and consistent moisture. Best flower production is obtained in full sun but part shade is best in hot summer climates. Needs a winter chill before flowers set properly.
  • Perfect choice as a specimen plant or for shrub borders.
  • Attracts birds, butterflies and bees.
  • Generally pest free. Watch for canker, verticillium wilt, dieback, leaf spots, mildew and blights. Deer resistant.
  • Does not transplant well. It should be planted when young and left undisturbed.
  • Needs very little pruning. Remove diseased, damaged congested or crossing shoots.
  • Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings.
  • Cercis canadensis species is native to eastern and central North America from Connecticut to New York to southern Ontario and the Great Lakes south to western Texas and Florida.

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Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Cercis - Redbuds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Spread 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 96" – 144" (240cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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Photo courtesy Chanticleer Gardens, Raulston Arboretum at NC State University, LifeCollectionPhotography, Shutterstock

While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. The description of these plants has been written based on numerous outside resources.


Requirements

Hardiness 4 – 8
Heat Zones 2 – 9
Climate Zones 1, 1A, 1B, 2, 2A, 2B, 3, 3A, 3B, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24
Plant Type Trees
Plant Family Cercis - Redbuds
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Season of Interest Spring (Early,Mid,Late)
Summer (Early,Mid,Late)
Fall
Height 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Spread 8' – 12' (240cm – 3.6m)
Spacing 96" – 144" (240cm – 360cm)
Water Needs Average
Maintenance Low
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil pH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Characteristics Showy
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Attracts Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens
Garden Styles City and Courtyard, Informal and Cottage, Traditional Garden

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