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Redbud Hazel for Sale

Redbud Hazel for Sale

Redbud Hazel for Sale

Shining like a beacon on a winter's day, witch hazel's twisted, spidery perfumed flowers thickly cover spreading branches. Hardy and bushy, 8-10ft high and across, this deciduous shrub is a slow but worthwhile grower that rewards patience. Ideally, set it in a lawn with snowdrops and daffodils. Hamamelis flowers more freely in full sun and makes a shapelier, more compact bush than in light shade, in which branches are thinner and further apart and leaves larger. Position coppery red-flowered varieties where the sun shines at an angle through their petals and renders them fetchingly translucent. Witch Hazel prefers well-drained, fertile, neutral to acid soil, hamamelis dislikes alkaline, chalky conditions, which causes leaves to become chlorotic. Enrich sandy soils with old manure. Plant March-November, flowers January-February and prune in March.

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It was a wee bit smaller than I expected and the first plant had been damaged in transit (not the seller's fault), but the seller was quick and courteous in replacing it. Most importantly, it's healthy as can be, and you really can't beat this price - even with the shipping - as Redbud Hazels are hard to find in local nurseries. I can't wait to see what it looks like this fall and next spring! It also comes with planting instructions, which I found very helpful. I will definitely order from this seller in the future. The clusters of small, pea-like Redbud flowers adorn bare branches and, on some varieties, such as Cercis chinensis 'Avondale' and Cercis siliquastrum, they can even grow directly on the trunk. Cercis flowers are available in shades of pink, purple and white. They are popular with bees for the large amount of nectar available. Another fine feature of Cercis trees are the colourful heart-shaped leaves that come in shades including blue-green, vibrant lime and deep red. Long, dark coloured seed pods hang from the foliage as it bursts with warm autumn colours later in the year.

Cercis siliquastrum, a variety of Cercis, is commonly known as the 'Judas tree', due to the long-standing myth that Judas Iscariot (one of Jesus’ twelve apostles), hanged himself from a Redbud tree. Fitting with this myth, the flowers and seedpods are believed to hang down from the branches imitating Judas' suicide. The deep pink flowers that appear on Cercis siliquastrum in the spring are said to blush pink in shame because of the suicide. Following this, it is also said that if you stand under a Judas tree and tell a lie, you will drop down dead! Another interpretation of the name ‘Judas tree’ stems from the French common name, Arbre de Judée, which means tree of Judea, referring to the hilly regions of that country where this variety of tree used to be common. Redbud trees can tolerate both sheltered and exposed positions and prefer deep, well-drained soils in a full sun or partially shaded position. For further information on planting Redbud trees, visit our help and advice page or take a look at our planting essentials to help get you started. (Source: www.ornamental-trees.co.uk)

 

 

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