Eastern Redbud, cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud, cercis canadensis
Item# DA-easternredbud
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Product Description

Inventory as of Feb. 1, 2018: 5000 Seeds

Seed Specifications: Purity - 100%; Projected Germination Rate - 98%; Where Harvested (location) - Missouri

The Eastern Redbud is a desirable small tree that is grown for its showy, pinkish purple flowers that emerge and cover the tree in spring before the leaves appears. The large heart shaped, dark green foliage is also quite attractive throughout the growing season. Fall color is a clear yellow. Fruit is a 2-3" long flat pod which turns brown in the fall and persists into the winter. Redbud can be grown as a single or multi-stemmed small tree with a round to wide spreading crown. With age, Redbud develops an informal, picturesque habit of growth. The trunk of older specimens often becomes fissured and reddish brown in color. The Eastern Redbud can reach 20-30 feet in height and has a width up to 12-15 feet. It's cold hardy to zone 4.

Recommended Planting instructions:

Scarification: Soak seed in hot tap water for 24 hours, repeat proces on seed that did not imbide. Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days, some seeds may germinate during stratification. Germination: Sow seeds 1/4" deep, press seed into the soil, cover seed, keep moist. Can also be sown in the fall for spring germination.