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Cercis canadensis Carolina Sweetheart

Cercis canadensis Carolina Sweetheart® PP27712

Redbud - Eastern

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.

PRN Preferred: A combination of 3 colors on the new growth, very unusual and striking.

Height

30 Feet

Spread

25 Feet

Bloom Color

Lavender/Purple

USDA Hardiness Zone

6
Characteristics & Attributes
Attributes
Deer Resistant
Native
Soil Conditions
Average
Bloom Time
Spring
Exposure
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Sun
Special Recognition
Pleasant Run Nursery Preferred Selection
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Pollinators
Tolerance
Black Walnut Tolerant
Clay Soil Tolerant
Tree Type
Ornamental (<30')
Street
Foliage Color
Multi-Color
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