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Hearts of Gold®

While many Cercis varieties have a shrub-like habit, Hearts of Gold is more tree-like, reaching up to around 3m in the longer term on a single stem.

Hearts of Gold features a profusion of small mauve flowers in late spring, borne on naked branches.

The characteristic heart-shaped leaves emerge with orange-red hues, changing to golden-green over the summer, and finally golden-yellow in the autumn.

Hearts of Gold cercis (redbud) trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


How to grow

Hearts of Gold is noticeably more vigorous than most other forms of Cercis canadensis and should reach 2m-3m within 5 years  It also flowers from a younger age than many others.

History

Hearts of Gold was developed at North Carolina State University.

Hearts of Gold characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageSummer foliage colour
  • Growth habitUpright-spreading
  • Height after 10 years2.5m-3.5m / 8ft-12ft
  • Flower colourCrimsonPurpleMauve
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnYellow
  • Leaf colour - summerYellow-green
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Site conditionsOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

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.

Ceris Can Hearts of Gold redbud