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Cercis canadensis: Eastern Redbud Seeds

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Zones: 5 to 9
Mature Height: 25 feet
Mature Spread: 25 feet

The Eastern Redbud is a small, handsome, multi-stemmed tree with red buds opening into purplish-pink flowers before leaf break in spring. Widely planted and native to the eastern United States. The heart shaped leaves emerge as purple then turn to green and in the fall, to yellow. A pretty tree for a garden border.

When choosing a location, keep in mind that the Eastern Redbud grows up to 25 feet in height and 25 feet in spread. It can be planted in zones 5 to 9. Prefers full sun and moist, well-drained soil and fares poorly in wet sites.

How To Start These Seeds:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours
Stratification: Cold stratify for 60 days
Germination: sow seed 1/4 inch deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed, remove mulch upon germination
Other: Natural fall sowing in mulched beds

Seed Count Per Packet:
This packet contains 40 hand-sorted, high-quality seeds.

If refrigerated upon receipt, these seeds can be stored for up to a year before you decide to use them.

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