Cercis or Redbud
Cercis or Redbud are deciduous shrubs or small trees with heart shaped leaves and clusters of bright, pea-like flowers. Flowers are deep crimson, pink or white and provide a dramatic spring display. These flowers are followed by flattened, deep purple pods.
Where to Site Your Cercis
Cercis look excellent planted at the back of a border or against a wall. Areal eye-catching feature.
How to Grow and Look After you Cercis
If required, cercis can be pruned to remove any misplaced branches; this will maintain the shrubs symmetry and keep it in good condition. They thrive in deep, moist soil, favour a sun spot out of strong winds. At the beginning of the season mulch the tree to keep it cool in the summer to protect it from winter frosts.