Cercis canadensis 'Flame' /Flame Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Flame'   / Cercis canadensis 'Flame'
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Tree in full bloom

Close-up of the double, rosebud-like flowers

Flowering branch

Summer foliage

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Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis 'Flame'
Common Name: Flame Redbud
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 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
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Comments: 'Flame' redbud was found growing in Southwest Mississippi in the 1950's. It has double flowers. Like all redbuds, it is susceptible to verticillum wilt, and most redbuds are relatively short-lived trees. Flowers look like small rose buds in their early stage of blooming.