last updated 20/10/2014

The pretty heart shaped leaves develop fantastic autumn colour, combined with a unique sweet smell like burnt sugar - a real feast for all the senses! In this country expect an upright growing tree of about 10m.

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Heronswood Globe' 
I've been hankering after this American selection for ages! It does for Cercidiphyllum what Gumball does for Liquidambar in as much as it makes a rounded dumpy shrub rather than a large tree. A real talking point in any size garden. Complete with the familiar stunning autumn colours and aromas.

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Kreukenberg Dwarf'
A recent selection of compact but upright habit.

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Raspberry'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Rotfuchs' 
This is one of my favourites; the habit is upright, like the species, but the young growth is a deep plum purple which is retained well through the summer if in good light.

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Ruby'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Strawberry'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM japonicum 'Tidal Wave'

CERCIDIPHYLLUM magnificum 'Pendulum' 
A beautiful and graceful, rare form with long pendulous branches and larger leaves.

CERCIS canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
The reddest flowers that I have seen in this genus. Truly outstanding.

CERCIS canadensis 'Flame'
Another recent selection, this one closer to the traditional colour. Yet the vigour and density of flower is far from normal. An amazing sight in full bloom.

CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy' 
A wonderful recent introduction with deep purple heart shaped foliage which is so glossy that it looks almost artificial! Definitely in my top ten! Will make a rounded small tree. Flowers are produced following hot, sunny summers; consider them a bonus but by no means essential to the enjoyment of the plant. Wonderful translucent autumn tints, as illustrated in the photo left. We continue to be impressed by its hardiness.

CERCIS canadensis 'Royal White'
Pure white flowers.

CERCIS canadensis 'Rubye Atkinson'
Coming Soon!

CERCIS canadensis 'Tennessee Pink'
Coming Soon!

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