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Appalachian Red Eastern Redbud

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Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Brilliant fuchsia blooms before the foliage
One of the most stunning selections of our native Eastern Redbud, 'Appalachian Red' is a blaze of spring color, its blooms a vivid shade of deep fuchsia red. Very profuse and long-lasting, the flowers are an unforgettable opening to the growing season in any garden!

The blooms arise before the foliage, liberally decorating the bare dark brown branches. Cut entire stems for indoor display, and be sure to site this tree where it will stand out like the landmark it is!

The heart-shaped foliage emerges in mid- to late-spring, large and colored a rich shade of blue-green. It keeps this color all summer, then turns a pleasing yellow for autumn before dropping. Very ornamental!

'Appalachian Red' was discovered growing beside a road in Maryland, and was released by the University of Tennessee. It has since won the Dr. Max Byrkit Award, and we expect that this is only the first of many honors to come. Color this vibrant and came this easy are nto a common occurrence!

Consider combining 'Appalachian Red' with a white-flowered Redbud, and of course use it as an exclamation point for the spring-blooming bulb garden. Untroubled by most pests and diseases, this hardy native withstands heat, humidity, and less than ideal soil. Expect it to reach 15 to 25 feet tall and wide at maturity. Zones 4-9.

Genus Cercis
Species canadensis
Variety 'Appalachian Red'
Zone 4 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring - Mid Spring
Habit Upright
Plant Height 15 ft - 25 ft
Plant Width 15 ft - 25 ft
Additional Characteristics Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Red
Foliage Color Yellow, Blue Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Pest Resistant
Soil Tolerance Normal,  loamy, Clay, Poor
Uses Border, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Cercis
Redbud / Judas Tree

Planting:

Set out in full sun or light shade. Widely tolerant of soils from sandy to heavy clayloams, Cercis do best in a moisture-retentive, well-drained soil enhanced with healthy amounts of decomposed organic matter.


Maintenance:

Mulch to conserve moisture after planting and again each spring for at least the first two years. Provide supplemental water during periods of drought. Both species naturally have a shrub-like growth habit, with many low and upright branches. Prune only to shape or to remove dead branches.


Zones:

Zones various

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Tips for gardening in particularly hot, dry climates:


1. Water with a drip system whenever possible – soak the bed slowly and thoroughly to a depth of 10" to 12".

2. Watering deeply every 3 to 5 days is preferable to a shallow daily watering.

3. Water in the early morning, so foliage has time to dry.

4. Add a 2- to 3-inch layer of mulch or similar material to aid in water retention and help keep the roots cool during hot weather.