Cercis chuniana RARE
Cercis chuniana (redbud, Judas tree) is a deciduous tree and has racemes of white, fading to pink flowers in spring with green leaves that can have bright red fall color. Cercis chuniana is RARE and never commercially available to my knowledge and is very unusual in several ways. Cercis chuniana blooms PROFUSELY in the spring along every branch and onto older wood as well, with white flowers that slowly fade to pink and are produced in short racemes that continue to expand for several weeks. Cercis chuniana has the longest bloom time of any Cercis I've ever grown - easily 4-6 weeks of blooming since new flowers are continually produced as the short racemes expand. The foliage of Cercis chuniana is uniquely different as well - it does not have the typical heart shaped leaves of other Cercis species, but a much more deltoid shaped leaf and the HUGE difference is fall color! Yes, FALL COLOR on a redbud! Cercis chuniana turns screaming red for us (at least on young plants in greenhouse conditions). Reports seem to indicate that this trait may not be as noticeable on older plants in the garden. Cercis chuniana is so new and rare that there is basically no information on performance, size, hardiness.... Please let us know ANY and ALL information you can once you try this awesome plant!
- HARDINESS: unknown. Guessing zones (7?)8-9
- EXPOSURE: part shade, sun
- SIZE: unknown
- SHIPPING SIZE: 1/2 gallon pot,