Cercis Don Egolf in landscape Close up of mauve Cercis Don Egolf blooms

‘Don Egolf’

Redbud

Cercis chinensis

'Don Egolf'

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Cercis Don Egolf in landscape Close up of mauve Cercis Don Egolf blooms
  • Dwarf habit
  • Spectacular in spring
  • Seedless
Description

A redbud for small landscapes. 'Don Egolf' Cercis comes from the National Arboretum boasting a unique shrub-like habit covered in vivid pink flowers in spring. No seed pods develop, preseving a neat, clean look all year. It's a great choice for small gardens, with handsome dark green foliage and good disease resistance. Named in honor of the late Don Egolf, plant breeder at the USNA.

Awards VA Plant of Merit 2009

USDA Zone 6 - 8 (-10°F/-23.3°C)

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Exposure Full sun, Part sun

Height 6 - 8'

Width 6 - 8'

Finish Time 1.5 seasons

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Green

Liner Sizes 2 1/4", 4"

Soil Generally not fussy about soils; any well-drained soil will do.

Pruning Little pruning is required, however, it can be pruned after flowering if desired.

Uses Cercis 'Don Egolf' makes a peerless specimen planting, and is particularly nice paired with spring flowering bulbs.

Growing Tips Has shown excellent survival in our USDA zone 6 trial gardens. However, some years, late frosts have ruined the floral display. Disease resistant, but assure good air circulation to minimize powdery mildew.