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Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'PBR

redbud 'Hearts of Gold'

'Hearts of Gold' is a deciduous, often multi-stemmed, tree with a rounded-crown reaching a height of 5m and spread of 6m. The heart-shaped leaves emerge orange-red in spring, turning a bright gold-yellow in full sun and maturing to a yellow-green colour. Clusters of small, pea-like, rose-purple flowers are borne on bare branches in the spring before the foliage emerges

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Size
Ultimate height
4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height
20–50 years
Ultimate spread
4–8 metres
Growing conditions
Chalk
Clay
Loam
Sand
Moisture
Well–drained
pH
Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
StemFlowerFoliageFruit
Spring Pink Purple Orange Red Gold Yellow
Summer Gold Yellow Green
Autumn Gold Yellow Green
Winter
Position
  • Full sun
Aspect

West–facing or East–facing or South–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
  • Architectural
  • Cottage and informal garden
  • Low Maintenance
  • Wall side borders
Pruning

Pruning group 1

Pests

Generally trouble free

Diseases

Verticillium wilt and coral spot may be a problem

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