Cercis canadensis ‘Rising Sun’™ (Rising Sun™ Redbud)
Habit: Generally the same as the straight species of Redbud, but with a smaller growth habit (10-15 feet tall).
Color: Wow, what a beautiful cultivar! New growth is colored shades of orange and yellow with a hint of red, just like the sunrise. In autumn, the entire tree turns a wonderful golden yellow. In addition, ‘Rising Sun’ Redbud boasts beautiful pink spring blooms, just like the straight species.
Culture: Adaptable, but prefers moist and well-drained soil. Normally Redbud grows more rapidly and will provide a better flower in full sun, but it is an understory tree that also does well in shade. ‘Rising Sun’ will still provide gorgeous leaf colors even with heat and full sun.