Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
Cercis canadensis f. alba 'Royal White'
20 years to reach maturity
This plant has no fragrance
Eastern Redbud 'Royal White' Overview
Cercis canadensis 'Royal White' is a small deciduous tree that produces an explosion of white flowers in late Winter on bare branches before its leaves emerge. These flowers can develop into bean like dry seedpods that look like a weavers shuttles. It was discovered in 1940 by Royal Oakes of Bluffs, Illinois, as a seedling from a native tree. ‘Royal White’ is a more compact tree, blooms earlier, is more floriferous and produces larger flowers, and is sometimes called ‘Royal’.
Common problems with Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
Generally pest and disease free.
How to harvest Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
Generally not harvested.
How to propagate Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
Take softwood cuttings in summer.
Special features of Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'
This tree can be grown as a specimen tree in all types of gardens, but it is especially attractive in group plantings.