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  • Chinese red bud
  • Eventual height: 3m
  • Eventual spread: 2.5m

Cercis chinensis 'Avondale'

Chinese red bud

5 year guarantee RHS award of garden merit
12 litre pot £99.99
12 litre pot £99.99
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  • Position: full sun or light dappled shade
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: average
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Flower colour: deep magenta-pink
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    The bare, upright shoots of this plant are covered in small clusters of deep pink, pea-like flowers in spring, creating a spectacular display just before the leaves start to emerge. Its bushy habit lends itself well to being trained as either a shrub or small tree, and as it is so compact, it will be happy in a very large pot for many years. The rich green, glossy leaves provide an attractive canopy throughout summer and turn buttery shades before they drop in autumn.

  • Garden care: Plant in their final location when young as they resent being transplanted, and water well during their first year to encourage a good root system to develop. It requires minimal pruning, but you should remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. When planting incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly. Water well during their first year to encourage a good root system to develop and offer protection for the first year or two in exposed positions - or if temperatures really plummet.

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