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Cercis ‘Hearts of Gold’

Cercis canadensis

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 the 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

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5 (-20°F or -28°C)
  • Small, semi-glossy heart-shaped leaves
  • Compact dense dome-shaped canopy

Patent Status: PP 17,740

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 120 to 240-inches
305 to 610-centimeters
Spread: 120 to 240-inches
305 to 610-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring
Flower Colors: Soft pink
Foliage Colors: Chartreuse, Lime-green
Light Levels: Full-Sun
Usage: Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant, Pots
Patent Status: PP 17,740
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp