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CERCIS chinensis 'Avondale'

Commonly known as Chinese redbud

Compact habit with abundant dark purple-pink flowers
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Rounded, glossy, leathery, rich-green leaves to 12cm (5in) long with pointed tips.Yellow autumn colouring.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Purple pink
  • Height
    3m (10ft)
  • Spread
    2m (6½ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Compact, densely-branched habit. Produces clusters of 3-8 flowers to 1.5cm (½in) across before the leaves.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade.

CERCIS chinensis 'Avondale'

 
Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022 - Dispatch will take place anytime from early October through to late November as stock becomes available.
Medium £37.50 each 
Delivery Information Available again from OCTOBER / NOVEMBER 2022
Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022 - Despatch will take place anytime between early September through to late October as stock becomes available.
Large £90.00 each 
Delivery Information Available again from SEPTEMBER / OCTOBER 2022
plant size comparison icon 10 to 15 Litre
  • Additional Features
    Good to know
    Ultimate size in 10-20 years
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf hoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
    Place of origin
    Central China.
  • Garden Location/Conditions
    Suitable for small gardens
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    Entire
    (see photos above)
  • Leaf shape
    Orbicular
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
    Autumn
    Spring
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly columnar
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
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Cercis - Growing Guide
3m (10ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  2m (6½ft)
 

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