Cercis Occidentalis 25 Seeds, Western Redbud Cold Hardy Shrub Or Ornamental Tree

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Cercis Occidentalis
Also known as: The Western Redbud

Highly ornamental multi-trunked shrub or small tree 6 - 20 ft. tall and wide. Masses of brilliant rose-purple blossoms in early spring followed by conspicuous long seed pods that start out lime green and age to purple-brown. The rounded heart-shaped leaves emerge apple green and develop to bluish-green.

The young, small redbud plants are not cold hardy below 20 degrees F. Older plants are no problem at 10 degrees F. or less. In colder areas, the leaves take a nice fall color of yellow or red. Tolerant of lime or acid soils, pH 5.5-8 is safe. The smooth silvery-gray branches are picturesque in the winter landscape. Plant in full sun to light shade with good drainage. Drought tolerant once established. Flowers and young pods are edible, and hummingbirds feed on its nectar. Also attracts butterflies!

This offer is for 25 seeds.