The ‘Ace of Hearts’ is a fun-sized version of the eastern redbud variety. Stays dwarf, growing only up to 12 ft., but still retains the beautiful heart shaped leaves, form, and darling pink red-buds in the spring. Great for small gardens, courtyards, and patios.
The 'Ace of Hearts' Redbud is a distinctive dwarf redbud, perfect for smaller gardens, or even foundational plantings where it won't overpower the home or roof. Clusters of light violet-pink, sweet pea-like blooms arrive in spring before the distinctive heart-shaped leaves emerge. Forms a dense canopy of dark green foliage that turns brilliant yellow in fall. Looks darling in a cottage garden, near a bench, or even a small courtyard. Requires no pruning to maintain its unique shape. Deciduous.
Prefers deep, slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained sandy loams. Benefits from light shade in hotter regions. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.