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Products > Cercis canadensis 'Covey'
Cercis canadensis 'Covey' - Lavender Twist Redbud

Note: This plant is not currently for sale. This is an archive page preserved for informational use.  

Habit and Cultural Information
Category: Tree
Family: Caesalpiniaceae (~Fabales)
Origin: North America, East Coast (North America)
Flower Color: Rose Pink
Bloomtime: Spring
Height: 15-25 feet
Width: 10-20 feet
Exposure: Sun or Shade
Irrigation (H2O Info): Medium Water Needs
Winter Hardiness: < 0 F
Cercis canadensis 'Covey' - Lavender Twist Redbud - A deciduous small tree with a weeping form that grows to only 5 to 6 feet tall by 6 to 8 feet wide with attractive green heart-shaped leaves and clusters of 1/2 inch wide rose-pink pea flowers that completely covering the bare cascading branches for several weeks in early spring. Plant in full sun to light shade with regular to occasional irrigation. It is hardy to <0 degrees F. Stake upright to the desired height after which stems with arch outward then down. Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis, is a common multi trunked understory plant native to eastern and central North America from southern Ontario in Canada and around the Great Lakes south to Western Texas and Florida where is often found in open woodlands and woodland margins. This plant was selected by Westfield Nursery from the garden of the private residence of Connie Covey in Westfield, NY in 1991. It was selected for the absence of an upright leader and for its dense umbrella-shaped crown with contorted stems and arching to pendulous branches. It was introduced and patented (PP10,328 now expired) by Brotzman's Nursery of Madison, Ohio in 1997 and they applied the trademark name Lavender Twist. Our plants were supplied to us L.E. Cooke Company in Visalia, California. 

Information about Cercis canadensis 'Covey' displayed on this page is based on our research about it conducted in our library and gathered from reliable online sources. We include observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery gardens and in other gardens that we have visited, as well as how the crops have performed in containers in our own nursery field. We will also incorporate comments that we receive from others about this plant when we feel it adds information and particularly welcome hearing from anyone who has any additional cultural recommendations that would aid others in growing it.