At Native Forest Nursery we grow bare root seedlings and #3 container trees. Our container trees are grown in a #3 air pruned pot. This root making container eliminates nearly all potential for root wrapping. This allows for an excellent root structure and delivers an extremely healthy tree. The bare root seedlings at our nursery are grown in a sandy loam soil with high organic matter content, which provides an extremely healthy environment for our seedlings. Our bare root liners and seedlings are hand lifted, packaged, and kept in cold storage until you are ready to plant. Conservation uses for our products include reclamation, mitigation, reforestation, restoration, wildlife habitat improvement and wetland uses. Horticultural uses for our products include field liners, container liners, landscape plantings, budding stock, grafting stock and ornamental uses.

Family: Fabaceae
Latin Name: Cercis canadensis
Foliage: Golden-yellow
Fall Foliage: Yellow to greenish-yellow
Bloom: Pink
Bloom Time: April
Shape: Rounded to spreading
Bark: Brown with red inner
Sun: Full sun to part shade
Zone: Zone 5 to Zone 9
Size: 10 to 12 feet
Spread: 10 to 15 feet
Care: Medium, well drained soil

Cercis Canadensis is a gorgeous redbud species of the Fabaceae family, featuring a breathtaking autumnal foliage that is every bit as stunning as its spring flowers. The Rising Sun Redbud is a tall deciduous shrub that is characterized by its golden-yellow leaves and stunning fall canopy. The Rising Sun Redbud is cultivated best in medium, well-drained soils and has an inclination for full sun to partial shade, extending its zig-zag branches upward and out in order to mold a rounded, spreading structure.

Compared to the Eastern Redbud, however, the Rising Sun Redbud has a 5-9 hardiness zone rating and is slightly smaller in stature: it’s approximately 10-12 ft. tall, with an average 10-15 ft. span. It can be found throughout most of the upland regions of the United States, excepting some of the most northern territories of Maine, Montana, North Dakota, and Wisconsin, as well as the southernmost tip of Florida. Magnificently ornamental, hardy, drought-resistant, and vivid, the Rising Sun Redbud also attracts a diversity of pollinators and wildlife.

The Rising Sun Redbud’s leaves are delightfully shaped and colored: distinctly heart-shaped, deeply veined, and large, emerging golden-yellow and darkening to a creamy peach hue. You can literally watch autumn creeping into your garden by tracking the transitioning color of this specimen’s foliage. Like a lustrous bursting sunrise, many of these leaves gradually evolve into coppery-red hues set amidst a green-gold backdrop, adding luster and brilliance to any setting. Beautiful coloration is seen in the spring as well, when the Rising Sun Redbud’s gorgeous fuchsia flowers erupt on its dark naked branches; even the tree’s thick brown trunk is stained with warm coppery undertones and can be stripped to reveal its red inner bark.

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