Black Pearl Redbud - Cercis x 'JN16'

Status: Out of Stock
Mature Height: 20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread: 20 to 25 ft.
Proper Name: Cercis canadensis 'JN16' PP28627

Product type: Ornamental Trees

Tags: Bloom Spring, Flower (Purple), Full Sun, Leaf (Purple), Leaf (Red), Native (Cultivar), Ornamental Leaves, Part Shade, Part Sun


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Black Pearl is a dark maroon and purple redbud with deep dark color. What sets it apart from other purple redbuds is the depth of color in the leaves foregoing lighter shades of red for deep dark purple. This redbud holds it color through the growing season and follows the leaf pattern of aces of hearts with symmetrical orderly leaves. For those looking to grow a beautiful nativar that doesn't require water maintenance after the first few years Black Pearl is an excellent choice. 

During the growing season (especially in fertile conditions) Merlot will maintain bright red/purple leaves. Unlike the forest pansy, Black Pearl maintains purples color through the growing season. Like all redbud trees, the for pansy has captivating heart shaped leaves and small bright purple flower clusters. Redbuds are hearty and disease resistant trees, and can tolerate a wide range of soil and light conditions.

Bloom Color:Pink, magenta, purple
Bloom Period:Early spring
Fall Color:Yellow, orange, copper and gold
Foliage Color:Glossy leaves emerge purple and maintain good color through summer
Genus & Species:Cercis canadensis 'JN16' PP28627
Growth Rate:Fast
Mature Height:20 to 25 ft.
Mature Spread:20 to 25 ft.
Soil Type:Adaptable, but prefers moist, but well draining soil that is rich in organic matter
Sun Exposure:Full sun; Partial sun; Partial shade; Dappled light
Zone:6 to 9

General care for any tree or shrub is easy, please educate yourself and follow these simple rules.

Customer Reviews

Based on 2 reviews
Very Healthy

Got my redbud in the mail and bare root soaked and planted it the same day. It was all stick and roots upon arrival, but within days the leaves are sprouting. Very pretty dark purple leaves with some green. Love this little tree.

Black pearl red buds.

They were well packed and were starting to put on leaves in a couple of days.