Eastern Redbud, Canadian Redbud, Judas Tree
Cercis canadensis 'Floating Clouds'

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cercis (SER-sis) (Info)
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Floating Clouds

Category:

Trees

Height:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Hardiness:

USDA Zone 4a: to -34.4 C (-30 F)

USDA Zone 4b: to -31.6 C (-25 F)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)

USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)

USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)

USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)

USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)

USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)

USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)

USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)

USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)

USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Sun to Partial Shade

Light Shade

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Variegated

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

Regional

This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Raleigh, North Carolina

Belvidere, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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Positive

On Nov 16, 2009, plantfreak78 from Rolesville, NC (Zone 7b) wrote:

After observing a tree for several years at the J.C. Raulston Arboretum in Raleigh, NC I can say that this is a fabulous cultivar. The foliage has held up wonderfully in its full sun exposure and it is way more impressive than 'Silver Cloud'. If only I could remember to get a picture of the foliage...

Neutral

On Aug 22, 2009, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Floating Clouds' redbud is a relatively new variegated selection of this fine native plant. It has large white leaves with green variegations running through them.

This tree tolerates full sun better than many white-leaved type plants, with little burning. It is a vigorous grower and is distinctly different than the older more common selection 'Silver Cloud'.