Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Cascading Hearts’)

Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud

Dramatic Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Cascading Hearts’) stays small, but makes a beautifully bold garden feature in either full sun or partial shade. This upright grower has fantastic, drooping limbs and downturned branchlets. . .making the Cascading Hearts Redbud tree look charming in every season!

Like other Redbuds, you’ll glory in it’s incredible display of gorgeous lavender-pink flowers in very early spring. The blooms cover the bare wood before the leaves come out, even growing down along the length of the trunk.

Planting and Application:

As the new growing season progresses, tiny leaves emerge dressed in a reddish hue. They’ll unfurl and mature to dark green, heart-shaped foliage held on long petioles to dance in the summer breezes.

  • Place petite Cascading Hearts Redbud tree in a prominent spot and uplight with exterior lighting for a showy nighttime look. Cascading Hearts works hard in your garden design and fits perfectly in courtyards or tiny yards.
  • Keep one or more in oversized containers for many years! Use a lightweight resin pot on balconies for a glamorous outdoor display.
  • Put them to work as a showy backdrop for your mixed border. Space them eight feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next.
  • Even though this cultivar is a selection of a North American native tree, weeping Cascading Hearts brings a flowing, Asian sensibility to your space. Place one or a trio at the far end of a pond to be reflected in the rippling water.
  • They also make a gorgeous winding ribbon of color along the edge of a woodland. You and your guests will appreciate their organic style. . .don’t forget to add rustic benches and seating to fully enjoy their visual impact.

Tips for Care:

Plant Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud in full or partial shade with at least four hours of direct sunlight a day. Ensure the soil is well-drained; or bring in additional soil to create a raised planting bed if your soil stays soggy after rain.

  • Maximize these special trees with symbiotic Nature Hills Root Booster placed in the planting hole. This life-long support for the tiny feeder roots never wears out, but rather grows right along with your tree.
  • Prune to shape your tree after the spring flowers are finished blooming. You can easily create a “custom fit” with a careful, selective pruning plan.

Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis ‘Cascading Hearts’) Details

Common name Cascading Hearts Weeping Redbud
Botanical name Cercis canadensis 'Cascading Hearts'
Plant type Deciduous
Hardiness zone 4-9
Growth rate Medium
Height 8 - 10 ft.
Width 10 - 12 ft.
Sunlight Full Sun, Partial Shade
Moisture Medium
Soil condition Well Drained
Pollinator-friendly Yes
Pruning time After Flowering
Flower color Pink