The Rising Sun™ Redbud

A Wayside Exclusive Mail-Order Introduction!
Item # 32039
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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
Item Form 2-Gallon
Zone 5 - 9
Bloom Season Early Spring
Habit Compact
Plant Height 8 ft - 12 ft
Plant Width 8 ft
Additional Characteristics Butterfly Lovers, Easy Care Plants, Fall Color, Fast Growing, Flower, Free Bloomer
Bloom Color Light Purple, Rose
Foliage Color Chartreuse, Gold, Light Green, Mix, Orange, Yellow
Light Requirements Full Sun, Part Shade
Moisture Requirements Dry, Moist,  well-drained
Resistance Cold Hardy, Disease Resistant, Heat Tolerant, Humidity Tolerant, Scorching
Soil Tolerance Clay, Normal,  loamy, Poor, Sandy
Uses Border, Cut Flowers, Fall Color, Foliage Interest, Specimen
Restrictions Canada, Guam, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Virgin Islands
The Rising Sun™ RedbudThe Rising Sun™ Redbud
Overall Rating: 5 Stars
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Growing Nicely!!
Lady Gardener from OH wrote (July 23, 2012):
This tree is a GEM in my garden. Very different to look at with the leaves of varying colors and sizes. I love it.