In the Garden

Plant of the Week: Hearts of Gold Redbud Cercis canadensis

Clip | 26m 46s Video has closed captioning.

North Carolina State University graduate, Jon Roethling discovered the ‘Hearts of Gold’ cultivar. It is a unique form of our eastern redbud that is distinguished by its intense golden-yellow spring foliage that gradually changes to chartreuse as the summer advances. The actively growing shoot tips take on an orange-red tone, making a distinct contrast to the older, chartreuse-colored leaves.

Aired: 09/29/13

Rating: NR

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