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Cercis Canadensis For Sale

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Forest Pansy Trees – Best In New Zealand

Growing colourful plants such as Forest Pansy Trees in your garden delivers a vast range of benefits:

We have the largest variety of Forest Pansy trees, and the right one for your space. Our Eastern Redbud trees have been selected to thrive in NZ’s climate. We stock only the highest quality plants, sourcing them locally, and from NZ’s leading nurseries. Each plant is packed and transported with extreme care, ensuring it arrives to you in the same condition it was in when it left the nursery. If you are wanting to buy Cercis, shop with confidence from the best in the industry.

Cercis Canadensis Questions

1. How long do Cercis live?

Cercis, or redbud, trees can live for 50 to 70 years, but some specimens have been known to live for over 100 years. The lifespan of a Cercis tree will be affected by the climate, soil conditions, and how well the tree is looked after.

2. How tall do Cercis grow?

Cercis can grow to be 10 m tall, with some specimens reaching up to 15 m tall. The height of a Cercis tree will vary depending on the species, climate, and soil conditions.

Some popular Cercis species include:

3. What is the smallest Cercis?

The smallest Cercis is Cercis canadensis 'Ace of Hearts'. It is a dwarf variety of redbud that typically grows to be 2-3 m tall and 1-1.5 m wide. It has a compact, rounded habit and produces small, heart-shaped leaves and bright pink flowers in the spring.

Other small Cercis varieties that grow to 3-5 m tall include:

4. What is the common name for Cercis?

The common name for Cercis is Redbud. Redbud trees are known for their beautiful heart-shaped leaves and their showy flowers in spring. Redbud trees are native to North America, Asia, and Europe.

5. Why is Cercis called the Judas tree?

Cercis siliquastrum, or Judas tree, is named after Judas Iscariot, the disciple who betrayed Jesus Christ. According to Christian tradition, Judas hanged himself from a Judas tree after his betrayal. Some believe that the tree's white flowers turned red with Judas' blood or shame after his death. Another theory is that the Judas tree is named for its fruit, which is said to resemble the coins that Judas received for betraying Jesus. The Judas tree's fruit is also poisonous, which some believe is symbolic of Judas' betrayal.

Despite its name, the Judas tree is a beautiful and popular ornamental tree. It features showy pink flowers in spring.

6. Is Judas tree poisonous?

The fruit of the Judas tree (Cercis siliquastrum) is poisonous, but the flowers and leaves are not. The fruit contains cyanogenic glycosides, which can release cyanide when ingested. Cyanide is a deadly poison that can cause nausea, vomiting, dizziness, and seizures. However, the amount of cyanide in the fruit of the Judas tree is relatively low, and it is unlikely to cause serious harm to humans unless a large amount is ingested. There have been no reported cases of human deaths from eating Judas tree fruit.

7. What are the problems with Cercis Forest Pansy?

Cercis Forest Pansy, the beloved redbud tree with its vibrant purple foliage, can unfortunately encounter several problems:

1. Canker: This fungal disease causes sunken areas on branches and twigs, often with discoloured bark and oozing sap.

2. Verticillium Wilt: This fungal disease spreads through the vascular system, causing leaves to wilt and turn yellow or brown, eventually leading to branch dieback and tree death.

3. Dieback: This can occur due to various reasons, including drought stress, root rot, insect damage, or even natural aging. Symptoms include browning and dropping leaves, branch dieback, and stunted growth.

4. Leaf Spots: Fungal or bacterial leaf spots can cause unsightly blemishes on the leaves, but rarely pose serious threats.

5. Insect Pests: While not as common as other problems, Cercis Forest Pansy can be attacked by aphids, borers, caterpillars, and scales.

Remember: Early diagnosis and intervention are key to addressing any problems with your Cercis Forest Pansy. Regularly monitor your tree for signs of stress or disease, and take appropriate action to maintain its health and beauty.

8. Where is the best place to plant a redbud tree?

Choosing the perfect spot for your redbud tree is crucial for its healthy growth and stunning display of flowers and foliage. Here are some things to consider:

9. How hardy is Cercis canadensis?

Cercis canadensis, the Eastern Redbud, is a hardy tree that can thrive in a wide range of climates. They can tolerate heavy frosts once established as well as short periods of dry.

10. What is the best fertiliser for a Cercis tree?

The Plant Company has fertiliser blends that have been designed to keep trees thriving whilst also being environmentally friendly.

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