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Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy

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Leaves start bright red and mature shades of bright red and orange in the autumn

A variety of Cercis grown for its stunning deep red-purple, heart shaped leaves that turn a vibrant shade of red and orange in autumn. Purple-pink, pea-like flowers appear before the leaves in early spring.

Where?

Suitable for small gardens and as an ornamental feature in a border. It grows well in sun or partial shade.

How?

For best results plant in rich fertile, well-drained soil.

Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy is a hardy variety of Cercis.

Plant details


In depth plant information

Property Value
Plant type Ornamental tree
Flower colour
Foliage colour
Typically available February - September
Season of interest Spring
Flowering March - May
Evergreen No
Plant height 800 cm - 1200 cm
Plant width 800 cm - 850 cm
Fragrant flowers No
Attracts bees No
Attracts butterflies No
Plant height in 5 years 140 cm
Hardiness zone (?) H5

Will perform best in these conditions

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Soil type Chalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
Light exposure Full sun, Part shade
Soil drainage Well drained
Planting instructions

Water the plant in its pot thoroughly before planting – give it a good soaking. Prepare the area by digging a hole twice the size of the pot. Dig compost into the base of the hole. Position the stake in the hole, on the side of the prevailing wind and drive it into the soil, to a depth of 60cm. The stake should be a third of the height of the tree, when planted. Remove the pot and position the plant in the hole close to the stake, with the rootball about level with the surrounding soil. Refill the planting hole with a mixture of garden soil and compost, firming as you go. Use two tree ties to secure the stem to the stake. Water in well and keep well watered during the plant's first year. Check ties regularly and adjust them as the tree grows.

Planting site Cottage garden, Informal garden, Banks and slopes

Typically available

From February to September