White redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Alba’

Photo/Illustration: 
Gay Bumgarner
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White redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Alba’)
SIR-sis kan-ah-DEN-sis
Synonyms:  Cercis canadensis var. alba
Genus:  Cercis
Small white flowers appear in profusion on leafless branches in early spring. Heart-shaped leaves emerge bronze, turning green, then yellow in autumn. Another white-flowered selection, 'Royal', has slightly larger blooms and more compact growth.
Noteworthy Characteristics:  Rare in the wild, this versatile tree reaches heights of 15 to 20 feet in full sun. It can survive the cold as far north as Zone 5 (-20°F).
Care:  Site in full sun or partial shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but thrives in moist, well-drained soil.
Propagation:  Root semi-ripe cuttings or bud selected clones in summer.
Problems:  Fairly trouble-free. Stem canker and verticillium wilt occur seldomly.

Overview

Height
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Spread
15 ft. to 30 ft.
Growth Habit
Clumps
Growth Pace
Moderate Grower
Light
Full Sun to Part Shade
Moisture
Medium Moisture
Maintenance
Low
Characteristics
Native,
Showy Foliage
Bloom Time
Early Spring,
Late Spring,
Spring
Flower Color
White Flower
Uses
Flowering Tree,
Specimen Plant/Focal Point
Seasonal Interest
Spring Interest
Type
Trees

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