Cercis ‘Hearts of Gold’
Cercis canadensis ‘Hearts of Gold’ offers a perfect way to brighten the grayest day and provides a riot of color in early spring because it flowers even before foliage emerges. The tiny lavender-purple redbud blooms are early harbingers of spring in the landscape. In summer, the gold foliage is burn-resistant even in full sun. This gold redbud is as vigorous as green varieties and will grow to 10 feet in the first five years. 'Hearts of Gold' should reach 20 to 25’ with a roughly equal spread. Its mature height makes it perfect for hedges or as a specimen planting. One's imagination can run wild with the landscape possibilities of this great new plant. A spectacular plant for illuminating a shady spot in the garden!
Silver Medal Winner Plantarium 2008
Description / Plant Notes:
- USDA Zone 5 (-20°F or -28°C)
- Small, semi-glossy heart-shaped leaves
- Compact dense dome-shaped canopy
Patent Status: USPP #17,740