Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’
Common name: Avondale Chinese Redbud
Cercis chinensis is a native of China and appears similar to C. Canadensis, the eastern redbud of the U.S.A. It has rounded, heart shaped leaves turning yellow in Autumn. All the Cercis grow as large shrubs to small trees with an informal growth habit and are grown primarliy for their splendid flower display in late Winter. Growth will be best on sites that are well-prepared and the tree will require irrigation in dry summers and in dry locations.
‘Avondale’ is a selection of the species with deep rose-pink flowers, excellent for use under power-lines and where an upright tree is required. It will grow to 3m in height and a maximum of 2m in width.
Typical mature height: 3m
Useful in: Parks, reserves, small streets.
Sites for best growth: Well drained sites with some irrigation over Summer