Cercis canadensis

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  • Common Name: Eastern Redbud
  • Plant Story:

    The harbinger of spring, the eastern redbud’s delicate blossoms and buds are one of the season’s most dramatic displays. But this tree’s beauty doesn’t end with its flowery show. Unique and irregular branching patterns combine with a trunk that commonly divides close to the ground to create a very handsome, spreading and often flat-topped crown. Even in winter, covered with snow, the eastern redbud is stunning.

  • Type: Tree Deciduous
  • Bloom Season: Spring
  • Flower Color: Pink
  • Planting Zone: 4-8
  • Height: 20-30 ft
  • Spread: 25-35 ft
  • Light Requirements:Part Shade
  • Suggested Uses: Specimen, small group, woodland gardens, street tree, or lawn tree
  • Leaf: Heart shaped leaves
  • Edible: NO
  • Attracts to: Butterflies,
  • Plant Deer Resistant:Yes
  • Plant Potential Pests:Canker, verticillium wilt, dieback, leaf spots, mildew, blights, Japanese beetles,treehoppers, leafh
  • Is NativeNorth and Central America
  • Form: Multi-trunked
  • Special Care Instructions:

    Keep trees healthy by regular water, fertilization, and pruning out dead branches.

Eastern Redbud - Additional Photos