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Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

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Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cercis (SER-sis) (Info)
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Appalachian Red
Additional cultivar information: (aka Appalachia Red)

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Category:
Trees

Height:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Spacing:
12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)
15-20 ft. (4.7-6 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

Danger:
N/A

Bloom Color:
Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring

Foliage:
Deciduous

Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.1 to 5.5 (strongly acidic)
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

Patent Information:
Non-patented

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
From seed; direct sow outdoors in fall
From seed; stratify if sowing indoors
Scarify seed before sowing
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
Bag seedheads to capture ripening seed

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2 positives
2 neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

RatingAuthorContent
Neutral dkybruce On May 8, 2013, dkybruce from Somerset, KY wrote:

This is the fourth spring for my Eastern redbud. It is about 7' tall and has not bloomed yet. Need some help.

dkybruce@aol.com
Somerset, Ky

Positive rkwright85 On Apr 29, 2012, rkwright85 from Horton, MI (Zone 5b) wrote:

I first saw this tree a few years ago while working at a nursery and haven't wanted any other Cercis Canadensis since. Appalachian Red is much brighter than the species, it really makes any other redbuds around it look dull.

Neutral berrygirl On Mar 18, 2007, berrygirl from Braselton, GA (Zone 7b) wrote:

Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red' (Dec) (z6) (Cut)
Striking (but not really "red"),the deep prpl-red buds of this handsome small (20-30') tree open to bright (as in BRIGHT!) pink flowers, a springtime showcase for woodland's edge,small yard, or any yard!S-PSH/M

Positive ViburnumValley On Dec 3, 2006, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

'Appalachian Red' redbud has made a pretty nice splash around the Cercis-ophile community. Precocious, it sets an incredible amount of blooms per square inch along its stems, and the flower color is a deeper/darker pink (though falling short of red) than the species.

I haven't observed any other traits that are too much different from the everyday redbud, but the blast of blooms even on young plants makes it worth using this new selection.

Regional...

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

Georgetown, Kentucky
Louisville, Kentucky
New Orleans, Louisiana
Royal Oak, Michigan
Raleigh, North Carolina
Centerville, South Carolina
Austin, Texas
Grottoes, Virginia



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