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The Rising Sun™ Redbud
3 Seasons of Brilliant Foliage Changes
v1650.jpgThe Rising Sun™ Redbud

The Rising Sun™ Redbud

Trade Gallon (3qt)
Item # 36217
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A Wayside Exclusive Mail-Order Introduction!

Heat-tolerant and burn-resistant, this is the most beautifully colored Eastern Redbud yet
Plant Patent 21,451. Cultivar name: 'JN2'

The most brilliantly colored selection of the Eastern Redbud yet, this brand-new introduction offers spring foliage of deep apricot-orange, maturing to yellow and then speckled lime-green in summer, only to return to its rich golden tones for autumn. Coupled with abundant rosy-orchid blooms and vigorous yet compact growth, The Rising Sun™ is an absolute essential for the sunny garden.

Before the tree leafs out in spring, abundant pea-like flowers of lavender-rose open all along the trunk and branches, remaining for several weeks. The foliage follows, heart-shaped and very richly colored. As the deep apricot of new growth matures through shades of orange, gold, and yellow, all colors are present at once on the tree -- a truly magnificent sight!

When the hot weather of summer arrives, the foliage of The Rising Sun™ turns a handsome shade of lime-green. Very resistant to heat and burn, it looks good even in the dog days of August before burnishing rich golden-orange again for fall.

A selection of our native Eastern Redbud, The Rising Sun™ is naturally resistant to pests and disease, growing rapidly in a wide range of soil types and moisture levels. It tops out at a very compact 8 to 12 feet high and about 8 feet wide, the ideal size for showcasing its beauty as a specimen or the focal point of an accent planting. Tolerant of light shade, it is very adaptable and easy to grow. The Rising Sun™ comes to us from Ray Jackson of Jackson Nursery in Tennessee, and we are honored to be the exclusive mail-order purveyor of this exciting new introduction! Zones 5-9.

Genus Cercis
Species canadensis
Variety 'JN2'
PPAF PP#21,451
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 8 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 8 ft
Additional Characteristics Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer, Butterfly Lovers
Bloom Color Light Purple, Rose
Foliage Color Mix, Orange, Yellow, Chartreuse, Gold, Light Green
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Scorching, Disease Resistant
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen, Border, Cut Flowers
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
Average Based on 1 Reviews Write a Review
Fabulous Little Tree
EMB from VA wrote (July 30, 2013):
We received our Rising Sun bare root a year ago and marveled at how quickly it bloomed and grew a solid foot the first summer. I worried about it making it through the winter, especially due to the fact that we do not have green thumbs. Well to our wonderment, it not only came back, but this summer it has tripled the foliage. Neighbors love it and can see the apricot coloring two houses away. It brings a great contrast to the dark green grass everyone. Best of all, the deer, which are plenty, do not come anywhere near it. Our weeping red bud new this spring is doing just as well.