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Cercis canadensis f. alba 'Royal White'

white-flowered eastern redbud 'Royal White'

A medium-sized deciduous tree up to 8m in height with a wide canopy. Attractive heart shaped leaves appear in late spring after the pure white flowers which bloom on bare branches. Deep yellow autumn colour

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
10–20 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Moist but well–drained, Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring White Green
Summer Green
Autumn Yellow
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

South–facing or West–facing

Exposure
Exposed or Sheltered
Hardiness
H5
Botanical details
Family
Fabaceae
Native to the UK
No
Foliage
Deciduous
Habit
Bushy
Genus

Cercis are deciduous shrubs or small trees with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright pink pea-flowers opening before or with the leaves, followed by flattened, deep purple pods

Name status

Accepted

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How to grow

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, moisture retentive but well-drained soil in sun

Propagation

Propagate by semi-hardwood cuttings

Suggested planting locations and garden types
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
Pruning

Pruning group 1. Minimal pruning required

Pests

Generally pest-free

Diseases

May be susceptible to verticillium wilt and coral spot

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