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Cercis canadensis 'JN2'

(Redbud, 'The Rising Sun')

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Quick Overview:

A new and distinct variety of Cercis canadensis, an eastern redbud tree found and introduced by Ray and Cindy Jackson of Jackson Nursery. This native, heart-shaped leaf tree is a durable and rugged variety. it is heat and drought resistant and cold hardy also. "The Rising Sun™" is a vigorous grower with full rounded shape. It almost looks as if the branches are layered. It stylishly holds its color on up into the autumn. It starts out early in the early spring with sweet-pea type flowers, rosy-orchid in color. The flowers appear before the foliage and are attractive to bees and butterflies. Then the bright golden foliage starts emerging, gorgeous! Even the bark is smooth tan with yellow-cast, distinctive from other redbuds. As the growth continues to mature you will end up with green leaves, bright green-yellowish with speckles in them and finally the new growth will be orange making this an array of colors that are to pleasing to just about everyone! It is believed to get about 12' in height. This redbud is perfect for the smaller gardens and in-town neighborhoods as well as specimen and accent planting.


Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Part shade is best in hot climates. Performs best in moderately fertile soils with regular and consistent moisture.

Additional Information

Common Name Redbud, 'The Rising Sun'
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis 'JN2'
Container/Amount 2.5 inch caliper
Plant Category Tree
Evergreen or Deciduous Deciduous
Hardiness Zone 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Height 25 ft.
Width 25 ft.
Growth Rate Average
Light Requirements Sun, Part-sun, Part-shade
Soil Condition Well-drained
Water Needs Average
Blooming Period March/April
Flower Color Rose purple
Fragrance No
Foliage Color Yellow-Orange-Green
Berry Color No
Deer Resistant Yes

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