The winner of the RHS Chelsea Flower Show 2021 ‘Plant of the Year Competition’ has been announced – Cercis Canadensis ‘Eternal Flame.’
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Earlier this year, in May, the plant was brought into the spotlight at the BBC Gardeners’ World Spring Fair. The eye-catching plant can be trained to grow into a tree. Once matured, it flowers between April and May. But the real treat comes later in the year; the beautiful foliage it produces. Originally starting out in a vibrant shade of red, it gently fades into a warm orange hue, before finally turning into a gentle golden colour.
Flowering: Typically between April and May
Sun Requirements: Full sun
Size: Can grow between 3-4 metres in height
Hardiness: Fully hardy
For the full list shortlist of Chelsea Plant of the Year nominees (with pics, of course) click here.