Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Tree
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Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Tree
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Leaf
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 4-12'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover
Cercis canadensis 'Pink Heartbreaker' PP 23,043
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It’s a groundcover! It’s a tree! It’s a groundcover tree? That’s right—our brand new Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Groundcover Tree is unlike anything you’ve ever seen before. Usually staked to form a small upright weeping specimen tree, the beautiful native Pink Heartbreaker Redbud has received a radical makeover from our innovative growers. They’ve allowed it to flow along the ground to create a carpet of bold heart-shaped leaves to dress up the ground layer of your entryway garden, foundation plantings, or anywhere you want to create some unexpected drama. You can also plant your Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Groundcover Tree in a large container or at the top of a retaining wall and let it cascade gracefully over the edge. Need we say it?—a Bower & Branch™ exclusive.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 5-9
  • Spacing: 4-12'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

The Pink Heartbreaker Weeping Redbud is a tree that nearly did break the hearts of its discoverers. The unusual tree—a chance seedling with an elegant weeping habit—nearly died. It was growing in a field belonging to Bower & Branch’s founder, Don Eaton, in July of 2002. The field was slated to be cleared for replanting, so Don moved the little tree to his own garden, even though digging up a tree in summer is dicey (growers usually dig field-grown trees in late winter or fall). The traumatized tree put out only one new branch the following spring. Luckily, that was enough for Don to be able to propagate the new tree, and his wife Kathy gave it the name ‘Pink Heartbreaker’.

The Details

Before its rounded leaves appear in spring, the zigzag branches of your Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Groundcover Tree will be adorned with pretty pink flowers. Appearing as they do at ground level, you might at first glance mistake the blossoms for wildflowers that grace the forest floor. You can plant real wildflowers amongst the branches, like Trilliums and Dutchman’s Breeches, to enhance the effect.

How to Grow

The Pink Heartbreaker Redbud Groundcover Tree is an adaptable tree that’s easy to please. Plant it in a sunny or lightly shaded area with good drainage (Redbuds don’t like “wet feet”). You’ll want to mulch the area under your Groundcover Tree to replicate the woodsy conditions that Redbuds prefer and also to make a nice backdrop for the flowers and foliage. Give it room to ramble or allow it to spill over the edge of a container or wall. Pink Heartbreaker is a fast-growing tree, but it responds well to pruning if you want to rein it in.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 5
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width 8-12'
Spacing 4-12'
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Pink
Flower Time Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies No
Attracts Hummingbirds No
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant Yes
Dry, Poor Soils Yes
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover Yes
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore No
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance No
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions Yes
Utility Line Trees No
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

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Size B Trees:

1' Tall. Grown in our #15 tree container. This is intentionally grown small so that the leaves cover the ground making a beautiful and unique addition to your landscape.

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Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Tree
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Leaf
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Additional Product Shot 938
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Additional Product Shot 1047
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Additional Product Shot 1273
Pink Heartbreaker® Groundcover Additional Product Shot 1274