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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. 



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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Used as a specimen and ornamental plant, in woodland gardens, for mixed borders and along streets.