Carolina Sweetheart™ (NCCC1) Eastern Redbud is an unusual new Cercis, from NCSU in partnership with the North Carolina nurserymen. The heart-shaped leaves emerge in April, in shades of bronzy purple with vivid pink and white margins. The tricolor effect is striking, and since it follows the classic lavender purple flower display, Cercis Carolina Sweetheart™ is a dramatic standout in the landscape for a long period. By mid summer the foliage is primarily bronze green, but the new growth continues to be colorful.
USDA Hardiness Zone
Cercis canadensis Carolina Sweetheart #10 6-8' (purple leaf/ white margins)
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
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