"The Rising Sun™" Redbud
Cercis Canadensis 'JNJ' PPAF
A new and distinct variety of Cercis Canadensis, an Eastern Redbud tree found and introduced by Jackson Nursery.
This cultivar has orange new growth developing into bright yellow, then into yellow green, finally maturing into light green with some lighter and darker speckling on the leaved.
It has also been observed to be drought resistant and cold hardly, making it a desirable plant for any place.
Plant Patent applied for. We have also joined with
Greenleaf Nursery, letting them put "The Rising Sun" in their
Garden Debut Program.
Awarded the 2013 Gold Medal Award from the Pennsylvania Horticultural Society
Characteristics: Golden tangerine heart -shaped foliage in summer extends through fall; new leaves are bright rosy apricot.
Flowers: Rosy-orchid sweet pea-like blooms up and down braches and trunks in early spring.
Growth Habit: Vigorous grower reaching an ideal mature height of 12 feet.
Landscape Use: Native ornamental tree with interest in three seasons. Diminutive size is perfect for in-town landscapes or an accent grouped in larger or commercial landscapes.
Seasonal Features: Bright rosy apricot new leaves mature to riveting summer foliage that ranges in color from gold to peach and apricot; color is retained in autumn. Profuse bloom provides interest early in springtime.
Additional Features: Tan bark gas a yellowish cast which extends the peachy color scheme into winter and is distinctive from other redbuds.
Hardiness: Cold Hardy to -10 to 20° F. (Zones 5-8)
Exposure: Full Sun
Cultural Care: Wide tolerance of soil moisture.
Heredity: U.S., Ray Jackson, Belvidere, Tenn.
- 2-3' - $13.00
- 3-4' - $14.00
- 4-5' - $15.00
- 5-6' - $16.00
Testimonials from our Customers
Don Shadow from Shadow Nursery Winchester, TN with Ray & Cindy, tells them; He feels that "The Rising Sun" Redbud is by far the very best of the gold leaf forms.
"The Rising Sun Redbud is what Garden Debut is all about.
Bring new introductions with exceptional characteristics and proven
performance to the gardener"
Randy Davis, Greenleaf Nursery Co., President
"We are excited to team up with Jackson Nursery to bring you The
Riding Sun Redbud. It provided a show stopping display of tangerine
and gold foliage unmatched among golden redbuds and has shown
excellent heat tolerance in full sun."
Robert Kerns, Greenleaf Nursery Co., New Products Manager
To me, it is the best self branding variety we have ever seen
and the most unique in the way that it layers its array of colors
Rick Crowder,Hawksridge Farms Nursery,Hickory,North Carolina
Cercis Candensis "The Rising Sun", is one of the most vigorous
cultivars of this species that I have seen. The new growth is a
brilliant gold with just a touch of orange in our zone 8 heat. GREAT
Ted Stephens, Nurseries Caroliniana Inc.,N. Augusta, South Carolina
One of the most colorful and best performing ornamental trees
on the market today!
Doug Welty, Cottage Hill Nursery Irvington, Alabama
Occasionally in a nursery career an exciting new plant come along
that has the potential to be a "plant for the ages". The Rising Sun
is clearly one of those prospects. Judging it from the retail
perspective, it's clearly preferable to other cultivars in field
evaluations due to it's unique warm, golden foliage color. Since its
leaves don't sun burn, it can be used in the landscape in a wide
variety of places, from a median strip on a commercial job with
surrounding pavement, to a specimen tree near the front door of your
home. When used as an accent planting, its attractive golden color
suffused with a hint of orange brings the flavor of autumn to the
garden border all season long. Diminutive in size when mature, it
won't clutter up your yard with a truckload of leaf litter, but will
achieve a size to make you proud of this easily cared for tree. Its
lack of serious disease and insect pests fit modern urban
landscaping demands for reduced maintenance, new status, and a tree
with highly attractive curb appeal. we've seen explosion of new
redbud cultivars in the recent 10 years, and should expect to see
even more in the few years ahead. This one is clearly a long -term
favorite, and with more than 15,000buds in our field this summer, we
feel it is a hands-down landscape winter.
Mark Krautmann, Heritage Seedling, Inc. Salem, Oregon