White Bud, Whitebud Cercis canadensis Alba

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Botanical Name:

Cercis canadensis Alba

Family:

Fabaceae

Genus:

Cercis

Species:

canadensis

Variety:

Alba

Common Name:

White Bud, Whitebud

Height:
30 feet
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
6

Anticipating new crop in 2019.

 

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  • Cercis canadensis Alba

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Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak seed in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: cold stratify for 60 days.
Germination: sow seed 1/4" deep, tamp the soil, mulch the seed bed.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required.
Comments:

These seeds are collected from mother trees with white flowers. A high percentage of the resulting seedlings will also have white flowers. Even as seedlings the white-flowered trees can be told from the red flowered trees due to their lighter colored leaves.