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Vanilla Twist®

Vanilla Twist is a pleasing small Cercis with spreading weeping branches, covered in spring with masses of small white flowers.

The blossom is followed by pale lime green leaves for the summer and autumn.

Vanilla Twist cercis (redbud) trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

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


Vanilla Twist is a cross between the weeping Cercis variety Lavender Twist (Covey) and the white-flowered variety Royal White.  It was introduced by Brotzman Nursery in Ohio, which also commercialised Lavender Twist.

Vanilla Twist characteristics

  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageSummer foliage colour
  • Growth habitWeeping
  • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Flower colourWhiteMauve
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
  • Leaf colour - autumnGreen
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Site conditionsOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

Similar varieties

  • Cercis canadensis
    Lavender Twist
    Also known as Covey, this impressive weeping Cercis features pale purple blossom followed by dense lavender green leaves.