Gilded Hearts Redbud

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Gold and green hearts plus rosy buds, the Gilded Hearts Redbud Tree (Cercis canadensis 'Gilded Hearts') is just the jewelry your garden has been waiting for! After all the enjoyment it provides you, it's time to reward your landscape with some bling! Rosy red buds appear in the early spring, clustering along the very branches of your tree, exploding into fluorescent pink blooms before the foliage arrives!

After the flowers have had their show and the early emerging pollinators have had their fill, that's when Gilded Hearts really starts to shine! Lovely heart-shaped leaves emerge a brilliant gold and age green gradually, causing an ombre effect as new growth continues to remain gilded on the branch tips! The effect is utterly eye-catching!

They then revert back to their golden yellow in the fall for a fond farewell! But that's when the bird-friendly, flat seedpods arrive for fall and winter interest! These airy trees with their graceful, multi-stemmed branching can grow 15-20 feet in height with a 12-18 foot spread at a moderate rate. Hardy deciduous ornamental flowering trees throughout USDA growing zones 5 to 9, Gilded Hearts will delight you through both heat and chill!

Planting and Application:

Gilded Hearts is an interesting shrubby tree that can be grown as a shrub form with branching all the way to the ground, as a multiple-stem clump form, or as a single-stem tree! So you will have fun playing with the many options Gilded Hearts has in store for any landscape!

When used as shrubs, the ombre foliage and burst of juicy spring color are fantastic for light and airy screening and creating outdoor garden rooms that envelop you in color. The tree form creates a spectacular specimen or street tree! Line the driveway in eye-catching pink and gold, or create a front yard berm that will have the neighborhood green with envy!

Redbuds have the best flowering and foliage color in full sun, but because they are also understory trees in nature, Gilded Hearts is adept for use as wildlife-friendly groupings that cast light shade over seating areas, or in rows and odd-numbered clusters for naturalizing along the edge of a woods where they get some morning sun! Pollinator gardens and Cottage gardens both gain a picturesque anchor and focal point!

  • Rosy Red Buds Open To Fluorescent Pink Flowers
  • Blooms Cluster Directly On Every Stem!
  • Yellow Fall Color & Seedpods for Winter Interest & Birds
  • Wildlife, Bee, Butterfly & Hummingbird-Friendly
  • Gorgeous Gold Heart-Shaped Foliage Ages Green
  • Street Trees, Specimens, Woods Edge & Pollinator Gardens!

#ProPlantTips for Care:

Redbud Trees are easy to grow! They love a cool, moist, and organically rich site as long as it is very well-drained soil bet. They have the most flowers and the best-colored leaves in full sun, but those plants are grown in the hottest of its favored growing zones do appreciate afternoon shade. Also great in part sun and dappled sun conditions, but with slightly less color and fewer flowers. Still a stunning display in any setting!

Prune after the spring bloom only or you'll miss out on next year's flowering display. Redbuds absolutely love a 3-4 inch thick layer of arborist mulch over the entire root zone to keep them cool, hold in moisture, and insulate the roots from heat and chill.

  • Full Sun, Afternoon Shade & Partial Shade
  • Moist, Enriched, Mulched Garden Beds
  • Moderate Yet Consistent Moisture Needs
  • Prune Only After Flowering
  • Can Be Trained As A Shrub, Multi or Single-Stemmed Tree

The new, bright, and shiny Gilded Hearts Redbud is just the gold and tourmaline jewelry your garden needs to complete its look! Hurry and order these incredibly versatile and lovely flowering ornamentals today from Nature Hills Nursery!

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Gilded Hearts Redbud Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis 'Gilded Hearts'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 15 - 20 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 18 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Moderate
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering