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Position – Full sun
Soil – Moist, well-drained
Flowering Period – Spring,summer and Autumn (dependent on variety)
Hardiness – Fully hardy
Cercis are bushy deciduous shrubs or small trees that fashion an abundance of clustered and nectar filled pea-shaped flowers in the summer followed by flattened, rich purple pods that are set upon heart-shaped leaves. The coloured leaves are bronzed from a young age and transform to yellow tones during the autumn. These are highly popular with a range of wildlife and so expect to see a flurry of bees and butterflies when in flower. These plants can grow to an optimum height and spread of 10m (33’) and would make an attractive addition to a cottage or informal garden.
Grow your Cercis in moist, well-drained soil of loam within acidic, alkaline or neutral PH levels. Choose an appropriate site that will accommodate the mature height and spread of your Cercis to prevent obstruction to companion plants, building and other features. Dig a deep and wide hole that will allow the roots of your Cercis to spread effectively. Cercis are best positioned in either full sun or part shade.
Cercis are a low maintenance plant that requires minimal effort during the season. To retain moisture levels, apply a generous layer of mulch around the base, avoiding the trunk of your shrub or tree. Manage a regular watering schedule whilst the tree is in active growth which can be reduced as it matures. Trim off any dead branches and prune to maintain an attractive shape and to promote continued growth and development.
It is possible to propagate Cercis by seed or
If, for any reason you are not delighted with your purchase, just return it to us within 21 days. We promise to exchange the item or return the price you paid for the item in full. This is in addition to your statutory rights. Hayloft Plants will not agree to refunding the costs of returning the parcel to us.
If, for any reason you are not delighted with your purchase, just return it to us within 21 days.
We promise to exchange the item or return the price you paid for the item in full. This is in addition to your statutory rights.
Hayloft Plants will not agree to refunding the costs of returning the parcel to us.