Pic of the Day – Cercis racemosa

This Asian redbud is distinct from any other species of Cercis in having long racemes of flowers which can be up to 4″ long and contain upwards of 40 pastel pink to lavender flowers. It is known as the chain-flowered redbud for this reason. Trees will grow to about 25′ tall and wide and tend to have a very open habit. The foliage is the typical heart shape of the rest of the genus. Grow this plant in full sun to part shade in most soils. It is best adapted to warmer climates.

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