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By ILPARW on Apr 17, 2020 8:49 AM, concerning plant: Chinese Redbud (Cercis chinensis)

My favoured part of horticulture is the newer naturalistic, native plants landscapes of eastern North America. However, I was trained in conventional ornamental horticulture and I could not pass up taking some shots of this good specimen of a Chinese Redbud in bloom. It is a very infrequently found woody plant used in the eastern USA that most people don’t know anything about. A few larger, diverse nurseries or mail order nurseries that sell rare or uncommon plants sell some. Unlike the popular Eastern Redbud, it is not a tree but a really large shrub that can be considered as a tree-shrub like a Pussy Willow. It is a good-looking plant. It eventually sends up lots of closely spaced erect stems and does often get about 15 feet high or a little more.


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