Cercis canadensis 'Floating Clouds'

Submitted by WimB on

Hi all,

I'm looking for Cercis canadensis 'Floating Clouds' but it seems to be unavailable in Europe and buying it in The States and importing it to Belgium is much too expensive for me.

So I was wondering if it would be possible to grow this cultivar from a cutting or if it is always grafted?


Submitted by cohan on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 00:53

You know, I had read this is as Crepis- like another thread above, and I was really wondering about grafted Crepis!!

Submitted by Mark McD on Fri, 07/20/2012 - 06:55

Wim, I hadn't heard about that redbud cultivar, but it certainly is a beauty. In the following link, there are 5 photos to cycle through, the leaf variegation is striking:

One that I always wanted to get was C. canadensis 'Appalachian Red' which you can see in the following link, although the photo does not do it justice, this is the closest thing to red in "redbuds".  There was a specimen growing in a town nearby, in an expansive yard such that I could not get close to it for a photo.  I'm only assuming it is the 'Appalachian Red' because it was the only dark color variety sold at a large local area nursery center.  Like many of the selected cultivars, they might be selected from more southerly locales, thus not hardy enough here in New England.  The subject tree would show lots of die-back in 3 out of 4 years, but in the years it didn't suffer winter kill, the floral display was amazing, from afar looking blood red.