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C O M M O N N A M E: Chinese Redbud
F A M I L Y: Fabaceae
H A B I T: Deciduous shrub
O R I G I N: China (seed origination)
Z O N E : 6 to 9
H E I G H T: 8 ft. on average
S U N : Full sun to partial shade
S O I L : Thrives in a variety of well-drained soils, especially in more hot and arid areas
T A G S : Cultivar, U.S. National Arboretum, China, non-invasive, fruitless, Dr. Donald Egolf, strong pest and disease resistance
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Foliage is a deep green and discernibly heart-shaped, approx. 5 inches in length with a leathery feel.
Rosy/magenta/mauve blooms are expected in March - April for at least 2 to 3 weeks and are seen well before the foliage emerges.
C A R E
Introduced by the U.S. National Arboretum in Washington, DC, the Chinese Redbud is a slow-growing, seedless and compact cultivar. For hotter climates, plant in a semi-shaded place. Medium moisture and well-drained soils are ideal for its environmental potential.
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