Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

Appalachian Red Redbud

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

Some plants are described as having red flowers, but the term "red" used here in the cultivar name misinforms those who have not seen it in flower. Many firms list flowers as "fuchsia pink". It's certainly not blood-red but this selection is a distinctively much brighter pink than seedlings.


More About Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'

  • a redder form of redbud

The heart-shaped leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough dark brown bark is not particularly outstanding but it is very distinct in the late fall thru the spring.


Height:

12-18 ft

Spread:

10-20 ft

Hardiness Zone:

5a-8

Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red' Characteristics

Attributes

  • Interesting Bark
  • Native to Northeast
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Specimen
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color

Exposure

  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Deep Pink
  • Rose

Habit

  • Irregular
  • Spreading