Welcome to Treetyme –the home of Cercis in Europe. Treetyme have stopped their mail order business, but will continue to host the National Collection.
Cercis are small trees or shrubs which are native to many areas of the world. Their common nickname is ‘ Redbud Tree’. They are known particularly for their heart shaped leaves which can be red, yellow, green or variegated, as well as their beautiful pea- like pink or white flowers which appear in the spring usually before the leaves start to unfurl. These wonderful plants have many features which make them very attractive to gardeners in the UK: their drought tolerance, lack of invasive roots and winter hardiness all contribute to ensure that they are safe plants to place into even a small garden or patio container.
The National Collection has been recently planted into our small Arboretum in the north east of Cumbria to assist in defining the best varieties for our Northern European climate and to be able to provide information about which cultivars will provide the best performance in each location. We want all of our clients to be delighted with their purchase and to treasure and enjoy it for many years to come.
We are very privileged to have strong connections with the world leading Cercis breeding program led by Dr Dennis Werner of the North Carolina State University. This unique breeding work is bringing into being fantastic and unique new cultivars. Treetyme is the first to be able to offer these to the UK gardener: Merlot, Ruby Falls, The Rising Sun, Vanilla Twist and now Pink Pom Poms are all currently available
Whatever your purchase we assure you of our best intentions at all times and trust that your Cercis will bring you a life-time of pleasure in your garden.
Please note that we do our best to provide accurate and honest information. All pictures of Cercis flowers on this website are indicative of what is possible with each cultivar in favorable growing conditions. Cercis will flower best in warm sunny locations and there is progressively less flower as the climate becomes cooler.Chinensis(such as Avondale and Shirobana) are the only Cercis species to give prolific flowering potential in the UK, however others can also give nice displays. Red Leaf colour is especially pronounced in cooler regions.
The Treetyme Team.