Commonly known as Chinese Redbud, this hardy plant is fine on free draining soils but is not recommended in exposed areas.
The branches and stems are abundant with dark pink pea like flowers in the late spring before the heart shaped leaves appear along with purple seed pods. The leaves turn yellow in autumn adding some seasonal interest.
Preferring south facing gardens, Cercis Chinensis Avondale certainly is a show stopper and suitable for any small garden. Requiring little maintenance but to maintain shape pruning is recommended after flowering. Any hard pruning should be done in winter.
It will thrive in most free draining soils including clay and chalk.
Mature height: 3-7m
Mature spread: 1.5-3m