Once a month we will highlight a plant that is both suitable and stylish for the traditional Auckland garden. This month our plant is :
'Cercis canadensis' : Forest pansy.
If height and a little colour is what you're wanting for your Auckland garden, then the beautifully elegant Cercis canadensis or Forest pansy is a tremendous choice. A Native to the northern states of America, this deciduous tree is a relatively quick grower (reaching 5m in 10 years) that boasts dark crimson to purple leaves throughout spring and summer months. Early spring sees small pink mauve flowers radiate from its many stem branches. Now very much at home in Auckland gardens, this wonderful specimen tree would make a pleasing addition to any designer garden.