|Botanical Name||Cercis Canadensis 'Pink Trim' (RFM-56) Northern Herald®|
|Mature Height||20 Feet|
|Mature Width||10 Feet|
|Light Requirement||Full Sun to Partial Shade|
|Hardiness Zone||Zones 3-9|
|Tolerance||Deer, Poor Soil, Drought|
ℹ Finally an Eastern Redbud for cold climates! Northern Herald® Eastern Redbud is an extremely cold resistant selection, hardy from zones 3 to 9! This clonal selection was collaboratively released by NDSU and Greg Morgenson, former manager at Lincoln-Oakes Nurseries in Bismarck, ND of a mature Eastern Redbud growing in central South Dakota. This dense, round-headed tree has proven to be winterhardy at this Northern Plains site for at least 40 years. Northern Herald® is characterized by quality pink flowers, including proliferous production of flowers. Propagules of the tree are flowering well in Nebraska and two North Dakota test sites in Zone 3. The quality of its green, leathery-textured, cordate-shaped leaves is also above average for this species. Sporting hot pink pea-like flowers along the branches in early spring, which emerge from distinctive red flower buds before the leaves. The glossy green heart shaped foliage which emerges chartreuse in spring, turns an outstanding buttery yellow in the fall. Be among the first Canadians to grow this exceptionally hardy Eastern Redbud cultivar!