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The Rising SunTM

Cercis canadensis
The Rising Sun

Rising Sun is named for the unique yellow-orange colour of its young leaves, which turn to yellow and then lime green over the summer.

The lilac mauve flowers appear first, ahead of the leaves, and are borne on bare branches in mid-spring.

Rising Sun is one of the more vigorous tree-like Cercis varieties, and is tolerant of heat and drought once established.

It grows with an upright spreading habit, to around 3m or so after 5-10 years. On older trees the branches may become arching and slightly pendulous with the weight of the large leaves towards the end of the summer.

The Rising Sun cercis (redbud) trees for sale

  • 3-year pot-grown tree £97.00
    In a 12L pot
    Large size (3m-5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

You can now pre-order for next season.


The Rising Sun was discovered as a chance seedling tree in a nursery in Tennessee in 2006.

The Rising Sun characteristics

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