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Cercis chinensis 'Melon Beauty'
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Cercis chinensis 'Melon Beauty'
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Price: £35.00 Quantity :


An unusual selection, Cercis chinensis 'Melon Beauty' has pink flower flowers on the bare stems before the leaves emerges in spring and bronzeish-yellow young leaves which turn golden-green in the summer.

Usually slow growing initially this will grow to be an attractive large shrub or eventually very small tree, most suited to a well drained soil and full sun. Not for instant gratification!

Supplied Size: 2L / 3L pots (approx 3 years old, 30 - 40 cm tall) - only a small number of very young plants available

  • Position: Full sun.
  • Soil: Fertile, well-drained soils. Cercis chinensis 'Melon Beauty' dislikes very wet or poorly drained soils.
  • Hardiness: Hardy.
  • Flowering Period: April.
  • Flower Colour: Pink
  • Rate of Growth: Slow .
  • Habit: Cercis chinensis 'Melon Beauty' grows to be a large shrub or eventually small, branching tree.
    • Height: up to 3 - 4 m (10 - 13 ft)
    • Spread: 2.5 - 3 m (8 - 10 ft)
  • Notes: Cercis do not transplant well and should be left undisturbed once planted in position. Please do not feed this Cercis with artificial plant food after planting it out, this can severely damage the root system.


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