MEXICAN REDBUD, CERCIS canadensis var. mexicana, Beautiful Spring Blooming Tree/Large Shrub/Bonsai, Easy, Quick Grower, 30 Seeds
30 FRESH SEEDS HARVESTED FOR THIS SEASON
There are three varieties of rebud native to Texas. The Mexican Redbud is possibly the prettiest, it is most certainly the most drought tolerant of the three….sailing through consecutive drought summers here at home of 100+ days of 100+temps and no rain--without damage.
THIS TREE PICTURED was a 4” SEEDLING that volunteered itself in a pot of daylilies 9 years ago when I planted it in my landscape. It has been pruned back to keep it up, out of the street and off the fire hydrant for the last 5 years.
The Mexican Redbud is the daintier littlest sister of the Texas redbuds. It ranges throughout central Texas, growing wild to west of the Pecos River and south into Nuevo Leon in northeast Mexico. It loves hilly to mountainous areas, doing very well in very poor, alkaline soils—but it thrives in a wide variety of soils, and is a great choice for small spaces, urban gardens, bonsais or potted decorative trees.
HARDINESS ZONES—5 THRU 9
MATURE HEIGHT—12 TO 20 FT., in the ground, reaching larger sizes in
more southern zones
DIFFICULTY—VERY EASY ONCE ESTABLISHED…germination times can be variable, patience is a PLUS.
The Mexican Redbud grows as a gracfully arching multi-trunked tree, bursting into vibrant rose purple color early in the spring before leaves emerge.
Great as an accent tree, or kept pruned as a large shrub….It does very well in full sun, but makes a fabulous understory tree, tolerating a good deal of shade. I’ve seen them twine themselves beautifully up through large oaks.
Distinctive features that set it apart from the other girls, are its beautiful, shiny, green, green leaves that are very distinctly ruffled around the edges.....and the millions of blossoms are followed by showy coppery/burgundy/rust colored seed pods that hang on throughout the summer. Autumn foliage is also exceptional in the Mexican Redbud, glistening gold, reminiscent of quaking aspen.
THESE SEEDS ARE HOMEGROWN, HANDPICKED AND CLEANED, AND WERE COLLECTED FOR THIS SEASON.
I will ship anywhere you would like to receive your seeds. Please contact me for shipping rates outside the U.S.A.
I CAN MAKE BULK QUANTITIES AVAILABLE IN SOME OF THE SEEDS I OFFER, AND WELCOME INQUIRIES!
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