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Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat' (Eastern redbud 'Alley Cat')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
6m
Max height
6m
Max spread
20-50 Years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat'

Other names

Eastern redbud 'Alley Cat'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Alley Cat' _ 'Alley Cat' is a compact, rounded to spreading, deciduous tree with heart-shaped, pointed, white-splashed, mid-green leaves and clusters of pea-like, pink to purple-pink flowers in spring before the leaves emerge.


Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat' is: Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rounded, Spreading

Flower

Pink, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

White, Mottled, Mid-green in Spring; Mottled, Mid-green, White in Summer; White, Mottled, Mid-green in Autumn

How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Scale insects Leafhoppers , Scale insects

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat' (Eastern redbud 'Alley Cat') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Prefers loam soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

Companion plants

We do not currently have companion plants added for this plant.

Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat'

Other names

Eastern redbud 'Alley Cat'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Alley Cat' _ 'Alley Cat' is a compact, rounded to spreading, deciduous tree with heart-shaped, pointed, white-splashed, mid-green leaves and clusters of pea-like, pink to purple-pink flowers in spring before the leaves emerge.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Compact, Rounded, Spreading


Colour

Flower

Pink, Purple-pink in Summer

Foliage

White, Mottled, Mid-green in Spring; Mottled, Mid-green, White in Summer; White, Mottled, Mid-green in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pruning group 1

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat' (Eastern redbud 'Alley Cat') will reach a height of 6m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 Years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Cottage/Informal, Low Maintenance, Specimen tree, Wallside and trellises

Cultivation

Grow in fertile, deep, moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Prefers loam soil.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Moist but well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Full Sun

Aspect

South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6, Zone 5

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