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Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis

Looking for a flowering tree with striking blooms and foliage? The Hearts of Gold Redbud tree is perfect for you! Heart-shaped leaves fan out to a vibrant lime green shade throughout the summer months. Enjoy rosy-lavender blooms in the spring as it attracts local wildlife. Its leaves will gradually turn orange and yellow throughout the fall. This fast growing small tree can reach the height of 12 feet tall with the proper care.

Growzone: 5-9

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Hearts of Gold Redbud tree produces abundant pea-like rosy-lavender pink flowers that appear in early spring before the foliage. Heart-shaped deep apricot yellow leaves appear and mature through shades of orange, gold, and yellow with all colors present at once!

This specimen tree looks excellent as a main focal point in any garden or landscape. Nature lovers are sure to enjoy this tree for its ability to attract birds and butterflies. If you’re new to planting or gardening, this is an excellent choice for its disease resistance and drought tolerant abilities.

Hearts of Gold Redbud trees grow best in well-drained soil and can tolerate being partially shaded throughout the day. To boost the color of the summer and fall foliage, plant your Hearts of Gold Redbud tree in full sun. Its non-burning yellow foliage holds up well in the summer heat and sunlight. If you’re looking for a true fast growing show-stopper, Hearts of Gold Redbud is for you!


Growing Zone: 5-9
Mature Height: 8 to 12 feet
Mature Width: 8 to 9 feet
Classification: Broad leaved deciduous flowering tree
Sunlight: Full sun to Partial sun
Habit: Upright
Foliage: Deep apricot yellow
Flower Color: Rosy-pink
Pruning Season: Late spring after flowering
Soil Condition: Any well drained soil
Water Requirements: Water well until established
Uses: Tolerates moist soil and full sun. Full sun brings out the best fall color. Will adapt to drier sites.
This Plants Growzone: 5-9 Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree Hardiness Zone

How to Care for Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree

Once you buy a Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree, make sure to read about the recommended care instructions to keep this plant healthy and thriving.

How do I plant Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

How do I plant Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

When planting your new Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree dig a hole twice as wide as the root system, but not deeper. Depending on the quality of your existing soil you may need to add a locally sourced compost or topsoil to the back-fill soil. We do not recommend using straight topsoil or compost as a back-fill soil because your tree’s roots will retain too much moisture, and will possibly rot.

The most common cause of plant death after transplanting is planting the new plant too deep. A good rule is that you should still be able to see some of the root ball and soil the plant was grown in after back-filling the hole.

Bio-tone starter fertilizer is a great starter fertilizer that provides plants with mycorrhizae fungus. It is a naturally occurring beneficial fungus that colonizes on the new growing roots of plants. It creates a barrier between the roots of the plant and fungus and pathogens that can cause root rot. We love this product and use it on all plants we install in our own gardens. Bio-tone is a gardeners best friend and can help guarantee your success.

How do I fertilize Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

How do I fertilize Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

Hearts of Gold Redbud Trees grow best if they are fertilized lightly in the spring once frost has passed with a well-balanced, extended-release, fertilizer such as Espoma Tree-tone. Our plant experts recommend fertilizing your Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree again 6 to 8 weeks later to encourage denser foliage or faster growth of young trees.

Either chemical fertilizers or organic matter can be used successfully with the Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree. Organic additions to the soil can also be combined with a shot of chemical fertilizer for maximum effect. If chemical fertilizers are used on your Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree, applying a slow-release, balanced fertilizer once a year is probably the simplest solution.

Don't fertilize the Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree after August. Fall is the time for plants to begin preparing for dormancy. Fertilizing at this time may stimulate new growth that will be too tender to withstand the winter. Over-fertilization can be much more detrimental than under-fertilization. If a plant is struggling due to a disease or root problems, the fertilizer will only add stress to it's life. Try to cure the problem before adding fertilizer.

How do I Water Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

How do I Water Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

After backfilling and lightly compacting the 50/50 mix of existing soil and compost, give the Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree a deep watering. This is not to be rushed. A general rule of thumb is to count to 5 for every one gallon of pot size. For example, a one gallon pot would be watered until you count to 5; a three gallon pot would be 15; and so on. Check the plant daily for the first week or so and then every other day there after. Water using the counting method for the first few weeks.

Gator Bags can be used to help aid in this process and also provide plants with a good soaking due to the slow release of the water into the root-zone of the plant. Soaker Hoses can also be used to water when planting a long row of trees.

How do I Mulch Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

How do I Mulch Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree?

We highly recommend that you mulch your Hearts of Gold Redbud Tree with either a ground hardwood mulch or a ground cypress mulch depending on your local availability. Any type of mulch will do, but cypress or hardwood mulch will be of a higher quality and provide better nutrition overall as they break down.

Mulching helps to keep weeds away which will compete with your new investment for water and nutrients. A two to three-inch layer of mulch is sufficient, but avoid covering any part of the stem of the plant with mulch. It's better to leave a one-inch gap of space between the mulch and the stem or trunk of the plant.


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