Chi­nese red­bud

NZ Gardener - - In Season -

Cer­cis chi­nen­sis ‘Avon­dale’, a chance dwarf sport, is a com­pact tree with re­li­able and pro­lific flow­er­ing. The puck­ered leaves pack a punch and colour to a good gold in au­tumn. It will thrive in sun or part shade in good soil. Un­der­plant with other bright pinks such as Gera­nium

macr­or­rhizum which it­self looks splen­did with spring bulbs such as blue­bells and ca­mas­sias. (Leafland, Wairere, Moores Val­ley Nurs­eries)

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