16 July 2019

Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat'

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Cercis canadensis 'Alley Cat'

A small tree with ornamental, mottled leaves and with a spreading habit which reaches 3-4 m in height. The blades of leaves are big, heart-shaped, set on long petioles, distinctive because of white streaks which create decorative, marbled patterns. The intensive variegation of leaves is stable and the leaves are not sunburnt. The pink flowers develop together with leaves at the turn of April and May, they are gathered in clusters in bunches. The flowers grow directly on trunks and branches and young twigs. The plant requires warm and protected locations, from sunny to semi-shady ones, soil with neutral up to alkaline pH, on average rich and moderately moist. Hardiness zone: 5. The tree is recommended for small gardens in the cities or patios or to be planted between the buildings.

Breeder: Allen Bush, USA

Applicant: Szkółkarstwo Ozdobne OLSZEWSCY, ul. Strażacka 20, 42-262 Poczesna, Poland.