Cercis canadensis 'Alba' /White Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Alba'   / Cercis canadensis 'Alba'
Branch with white flowers in early spring
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Branch with white flowers in early spring

Close-up of branches

A darker background needed to show off white flowers

Tree in landscape

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Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis 'Alba'
Common Name: White 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: White
Fruit present: Fall
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Fast
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: Grows reltively fast when young. Does not transplant easily. Young, small, container grown plants survive well. White flowers should be displayed against a red or darker background to be most effective and appreciated. Relatively short-lived. Large, mature trees seldom seen. A very striking specimen in full flower in early spring before the foliage appears.