Cercis canadensis

(Eastern, Redbud)


$69.99


Hardiness Zones:

 4a  4b  5a  5b  6a  6b  7a  7b  8a  8b

Quick Overview:

Cercis canadensis, commonly called eastern redbud, is a deciduous, often multi-trunked understory tree with a rounded crown that typically matures to 20-30? tall with a slightly larger spread. It is particularly noted for its stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers (to ?? wide) bloom in clusters of 4-10. Flowers are followed by flattened leguminous bean-like dry seedpods (to 2-4? long) that mature to brown in summer. Each pod has 6-12 seeds. Pods may remain on the tree into winter. Alternate, simple, cordate, broadly ovate to nearly orbicular, dull green to blue-green leaves (3-5? across) have a papery texture and are short pointed at the tip. Leaves turn pale yellow to greenish-yellow in fall.

Description

Easily grown in average, medium moisture, well-drained soils in full sun to part shade. Plants perform best in moderately fertile soils with regular and consistent moisture. Avoid wet or poorly drained soils. Since this tree does not transplant well, it should be planted when young and left undisturbed.

Additional information

Common Name

Eastern, Redbud

Botanical Name

Cercis canadensis

Container/Amount

7 gallon

Evergreen or Deciduous

Deciduous

Hardiness Zone

4a, 4b, 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b

Growth Rate

Average

Light Requirements

Part-shade, Part-sun, Sun

Height

30 ft.

Width

35 ft.

Soil Condition

Well-drained

Water Needs

Average

Blooming Period

March/April

Flower Color

purple

Fragrance

No

Foliage Color

green

Deer Resistant

Yes

Fall Color

Yellow

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