Cercis Canadensis 'Alba' (Whitebud)

Zone 4, large pure white bloom, large shiny foliage

Our current inventory of Cercis Canadensis alba (Whitebud) is presented below by two (2) available sizes along with their individual wholesale price (cost varies per size and quantity).

Also known as:          
White Eastern Redbud | Whitebud
     

 

  Tree Form:                     
  2.5" (inches) ... $ 150.00            
  3.0" (inches) ... $ 165.00            
               
               
               

 

 

Description


The Whitebud is a moderate to rapid-grower when young, reaching a height of 20 to 30 feet. Thirty-year-old specimens are rare but they can reach 35 feet in height forming a rounded vase. The bright white flowers appear all over the tree in spring, just before the leaves emerge. Redbud has an irregular growth habit when young but forms a graceful flat-topped vase-shape or globe as it gets older. The tree usually branches low on the trunk, and if left intact forms a graceful multitrunked habit. Be sure to avoid weak forks by pruning to reduce the size of lateral branches. Keep them less than half the diameter of the main trunk to increase longevity of the tree. Do not allow multiple trunks to grow with tight crotches, instead space branches about 6 to 10 inches apart along a main trunk. Yellow (although somewhat variable and unreliable) fall color and tolerance to partial shade make this a suitable, attractive tree for understory or specimen planting. Best not used extensively as a street tree due to low disease resistance and short life, but is nice in commercial and residential landscapes. Plant in a shrub border for a spring and fall color display.

 

 

Scientific Classification


Kingdom:    Plantae
Division: Magnoliophyta
Class: Magnoliopsida
Order: Fabales
Family: Caesalpiniaceae
Genus: Cercis
Species: C. canadensis