Cercis canadensis 'Lavender Twist'

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A miniature relative of the 100cm-high North American species, C. canadensis, this ornamental, slow-growing, weeping form won't exceed shoulder height. It makes a flamboyant sight in March and April when it breaks out with pink flowers on the bare, arching stems. It looks stunning when in full flower. The leaves turn yellow in autumn. Good drainage is vital as it dislikes wet ground.

Family: Caesalpiniaceae

Genus: Cercis

Species: canadensis

Cultivar: Lavender Twist

Flower colour: Pink

Sun exposure: Full sun

Soil: Well-drained/light

Hardiness: Hardy

Skill level: Beginner

Height: 150cm

Spread: 120cm

Time to plant: October to March

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