Planting Under Oaks - CERCIS OCCIDENTALIS (PNK)
CERCIS OCCIDENTALIS (PNK)
A deciduous tree with a low-branching, compact, upright growth habit. Broad, soft, heart-shaped leaves are reddish to blue green to yellow-red. Stunning clusters of magenta, sweetpea-like flowers bloom on bare branchlets in early spring. Native to the California foothills at elevations below 4,000 feet.
USDA zones: 6 - 9
Sunset zones: 2 - 24
Mature size: 10 - 18 feet high and wide
Light needs: partial to full sun
Water needs: moderate to regular water