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Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern redbud 'Hearts of Gold' )

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
5m
Max height
6m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Other names

Eastern redbud 'Hearts of Gold'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Hearts of Gold' _ 'Hearts of Gold' is a spreading, often multi-stemmed, deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves that open red, turn golden-yellow with maturity and green toward the centre of the tree. Reddish-purple flowers bloom in spring on bare stems, before the leaves.


Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' is: Deciduous

Habit

Spreading

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Red, Golden-yellow in Spring; Green, Golden-yellow in Summer; Green, Golden-yellow 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

Pollard well-established plants in early spring for larger foliage.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern redbud 'Hearts of Gold' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plant in final position when young; resents transplanting when older.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

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

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'

Other names

Eastern redbud 'Hearts of Gold'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Hearts of Gold' _ 'Hearts of Gold' is a spreading, often multi-stemmed, deciduous tree with heart-shaped leaves that open red, turn golden-yellow with maturity and green toward the centre of the tree. Reddish-purple flowers bloom in spring on bare stems, before the leaves.

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Spreading


Colour

Flower

Reddish-purple in Spring

Foliage

Red, Golden-yellow in Spring; Green, Golden-yellow in Summer; Green, Golden-yellow in Autumn


How to care

Watch out for

Specific pests

Leafhoppers , Scale insects

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Pruning

Pollard well-established plants in early spring for larger foliage.

Propagation methods

Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold' (Eastern redbud 'Hearts of Gold' ) will reach a height of 5m and a spread of 6m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only

Cultivation

Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade. Plant in final position when young; resents transplanting when older.

Soil type

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

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, 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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