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SILVER CLOUD EASTERN REDBUD
Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud'

Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud' Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud' Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud' Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud' Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud'

Photo Locations: River Banks Botanical Garden - Columbia, SC

General Notes

Branches droop and are susceptible to breakage. Leaves have a hint of white or silvery pattern.

Family: Fabaceae

Tree Characteristics

Rounded or Vase Shape.

Has Deciduous foliage.

Height: 25 - 35 feet.

Width: 25 - 35 feet.

Growth Rate: 24 or More Inches per Year.

Leaves Cordate, Variegated, Gold, Deciduous.

Flowers Showy. Pink, Lavender or Purple. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).

Persistent, Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.

Bark Dark Brown or Red Brown, Scaly.

Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate to Moderately Dense in Leaf.

Shading Capacity Rated as out of Leaf.

Tree Site Conditions & Constraints

Sunset Zones 1 - 24.

USDA Hardiness Zones 5 - 9.

Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.

Well Drained Soil.

Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.

Acidic to Alkaline Soil pH.

Pests & Disease Information

Susceptible to Borer, Scales and Budworm, Canker, Leaf Spot and Verticillium.

Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns

Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.

Special Uses & Values

Specimen, Container, Shade Tree, Buffer Strip or Street Tree.

Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud' Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cercis-canadensis-silver-cloud >

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