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Cercis canadensis /Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis  / Cercis canadensis
Flowering branch
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Flowering branch

Autumn color

Summer foliage with brown mature seed pods

A special cultivar with a weeping form

Late winter or early spring native flowering tree

Close-up of summer foliage

Flowering branch showing the dense arrangement of flowers along the stems and branches

Naturally occurring tree

Commonly occurring roadside native flowering tree in late winter and early spring

Woodland tree in full flower

A close view off flowers

Close-up of flowers

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Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis
Common Name: Eastern Redbud
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Purple
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Landscape Categories: Plants That Attract Butterflies
Comments: Grows fast for first few years. Pinkish-lavender flowers appear before foliage. Is a relatively short-lived tree and subject to verticillium wilt. A prolific self-seeder in areas where conditions are favorable. Tress do not bloom until they are several years old. Reported to be quite sensitive to air pollution.