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Cercis chinensis 50-80cm

Cercis chinensis 50-80cm

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Product Description

Cercis chinensis, commonly known as the Chinese redbud, is a deciduous shrub or small tree that is native to China and other parts of Asia. It is known for its attractive foliage, small pink to purple flowers, and ornamental qualities.  

  1. Size: Chinese redbuds typically grow as small trees or large shrubs, reaching heights of 10 to 20 feet (3 to 6 meters) with a similar spread. Some varieties may grow taller or remain more compact, depending on the specific cultivar.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Cercis chinensis are alternate, simple, and heart-shaped, with a glossy green appearance. They are typically 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long and provide a lush backdrop to the tree's flowers.

  3. Flowers: Chinese redbuds produce small, pink to purple, pea-like flowers that appear in clusters along the branches before the leaves emerge in spring (usually March to April). These flowers can be quite showy and are a prominent feature of the plant.

  4. Fruit: After flowering, Chinese redbuds develop small, flattened, brown seed pods that are 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long. These pods can persist on the tree into the summer months.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Chinese redbuds are well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 6 to 9. They prefer temperate climates with mild winters and can tolerate a range of temperature conditions.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Chinese redbuds in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. They thrive in full sun but can tolerate some shade, especially in hot climates.

  3. Soil: These trees prefer well-draining soil with good fertility. They can adapt to a variety of soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soil. Maintaining soil pH levels around neutral (pH 6.0 to 7.5) is ideal.

  4. Watering: Water newly planted Chinese redbuds regularly to help establish their root systems. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant but benefit from consistent moisture during dry spells.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and control weeds.

  6. Pruning: Prune Chinese redbuds in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges to remove any dead or crowded branches. Pruning can also help shape the tree and encourage a more attractive form.

  7. Fertilizing: Chinese redbuds generally do not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring if needed.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Chinese redbuds are generally resistant to most pests and diseases. However, you should monitor for common issues such as aphids or scale insects and address them if they occur.

  9. Cultivars: There are several Chinese redbud cultivars available, each with unique characteristics, such as flower color, growth habit, or size. When selecting a cultivar, consider your specific landscape needs and preferences.

Chinese redbuds are prized for their spring blooms and are an excellent choice for home gardens and landscapes. They can be used as specimen trees, in mixed borders, or even as part of a naturalized planting scheme. With proper care, Chinese redbuds can thrive and provide ornamental beauty to your landscape.

PLANTS WILL BE SENT BARE ROOTS WITH NO SOIL AND POT

A phytosanitary certificate (for additional costs of €20,00) is necessary for export plants from Italy to ALL destinations out of EUROPEAN COMMUNITY.

Among which: United Kingdom Turkey, South America, USA, CanadaAustralia, Japan, Singapore, Philippines, South Korea, Thailand, etc.

Please be aware that most plants change across seasons. For example, some of them will naturally lose leaves or change in colour during colder months. Do not hesitate to contact us for further informations about the plants of your interest.

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Plant height: 50-80cm

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