Just 8 to 10 feet high and wide at maturity, it grows slowly, is ideal for smaller spaces, and does particularly well in dry soils.


Don Egolf Redbud

4-inch Pot
Item # 32048
$19.95
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Cercis chinensis 'Don Egolf'

The first Redbud ever released by the U.S. National Arboretum, it was 16 years in the breeding!
Genus
Cercis
Species
chinensis
Variety
'Don Egolf'
Item Form
4-inch Pot
Zone
6 - 9
BloomStartToEnd
Early Spring
Habit
Compact
PlantHeight
8 ft - 10 ft
PlantWidth
8 ft - 10 ft
Additional Characteristics
Bloom First Year, Easy Care Plants, Free Bloomer, Seedless/Sterile
Bloom Color
Dark Red, Light Maroon, Light Purple
Foliage Color
Dark Green
Light Requirements
Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements
Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance
Disease Resistant, Drought Tolerant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant
Soil Tolerance
Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses
Border, Specimen
Restrictions
*Due to state restrictions we cannot ship to the following:
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.