Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’

(Hearts of Gold Redbud)


$179.99


Hardiness Zones:

 5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b  9a  9b

Quick Overview:

‘Hearts of Gold’ is a golden-leaved cultivar that was discovered growing in a garden at a private residence in Greensboro, North Carolina in 2002. ‘Hearts of Gold’ is primarily distinguished from other redbuds by (a) its attractive golden foliage and (b) its ability to produce flower buds on one-year old whips. It typically grows to 10′ tall over the first 5 years, eventually maturing over time to 20-25′ tall. Clusters of tiny, reddish-purple, pea-like flowers bloom for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flower buds are produced on one year whips, whereas flower buds on most other cultivars of this species appear only after two or three years. Fruits (flattened legumes) on this cultivar are rarely produced.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Part shade is best in hot summer climates. Performs best in moderately fertile soils with regular and consistent moisture. Avoid wet or poorly drained soils. Since this tree does not transplant well, it should be planted when young and left undisturbed.

In full sun locations, the foliage retains good golden color until gradually changing to chartreuse as the summer progresses. In part shade locations, the foliage acquires a greener chartreuse coloration as summer progresses. Golden foliage is considered to be burn-resistant in full sun.

Additional information

Common Name

Hearts of Gold Redbud

Botanical Name

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Container/Amount

20 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

20 to 25 ft.

Width

25 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March/April

Flower Color

Rose purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

Gold to chartreuse

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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