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

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 on this page is based on research conducted in our nursery library, from online sources, as well as from observations made of this plant as it grows in our nursery, in the nursery's garden and in other gardens where we have observed it. We also will incorporate comments received from others and welcome getting feedback of any kind from those who have additional information, particularly if this information is contrary to what we have written or includes additional cultural tips would aid others in growing Cercis canadensis 'Covey'.