Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'NCC1' [Carolina Sweetheart®]
Common Name: Carolina Sweetheart Eastern Redbud
Nativity: E. & C. North America
One of the loveliest and most colorful redbuds available! In early to mid-spring, rosy purple flowers open along its stems, creating a spectacular effect. The color show continues as its graceful, heart-shaped leaves emerge. The variegated leaves open to shades of pink, red, white, purple, and green. Eventually the leaves turn green during the heat of the summer. Growing 20 to 30 feet tall with a 25- to 30-foot spread, this lovely redbud has a beautiful umbrella-like growth habit. ‘NCC1’ was developed in 2014 out of a collaborative project between Dr. Tom Ranney of North Carolina State University and the North Carolina Nursery & Landscape Association. It received US Plant Patent #27,712 and is hardy in USDA Zones 5 to 9.