Avondale is an attractive small Cercis with particularly profuse dark pink / purple blossom in mid-spring - easily competing with ornamental cherries for the intensity of its spring colour.
The leaves are a glossy bright green, turning yellow in the autumn.
You can pre-order now for delivery from late September 2021 for pot grown trees (or early December for bare-root). You do not need to pay at this stage - just add items to the basket and checkout as usual.
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If you are looking to grow a Cercis in a very small space then Avondale is an excellent choice. It can even be grown in a large container or planter for the first few years.
Give the tree a light prune after flowering to maintain its shape.
Most of our Cercis trees are of the North American species - Cercis canadensis - but Avondale is an example of the Chinese Redbud, Cercis chinensis. The differences are subtle, but the Chinese form has a tendency for slightly larger leaves.
Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied.
Approximate girth: 6/8cm.
Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.