Garden Gems Amethyst RedbudThe judges said this new Garden Gems Amethyst Cercis has some of the deepest purple color in its heart-shaped leaves. It is reported to hold this color even in the hottest days of summer, providing dramatic color no matter the season. Comments during the presentation suggested this plant as an alternative to similar color Japanese Maples. Amethyst is a compact size (mature at 8-10 ft) and hardy in zones 5-9. Be sure to also see its cousin, Emerald Cercis also being released in 2024.
from Star Roses and Plants