Cercis canadensis ‘JN2’

('The Rising Sun', Redbud)


Hardiness Zones:

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

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.

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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

'The Rising Sun', Redbud

Botanical Name

Cercis canadensis 'JN2'


2.5 inch caliper

Evergreen or Deciduous


Hardiness Zone

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

Growth Rate


Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun


25 ft.


25 ft.

Soil Condition


Water Needs


Blooming Period


Flower Color

Rose purple



Foliage Color


Deer Resistant


Fall Color


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