'Kay's Early Hope' Chinese Redbud was named after NC State's wonderful Women's Basketball Coach Kay Yow, because its pinkish lavender flowers appear at the same time as NC State's basketball tournaments. Upright and vase-shaped in habit, 'Kay's Early Hope' is covered with blooms for a longer period than most Cercis chinensis cultivars. It was introduced by the JC Raulston Arboretum from a plant grown in their extensive collection for many years.
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Cercis chinensis Kay's Early Hope #7 4-5' (T.F.) (lavender-pink)
Characteristics & Attributes
Partial Shade/Shade Tolerant
Black Walnut Tolerant
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