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Cercis chinensis/Chinese Redbud

Cercis chinensis / Cercis chinensis
Tight arrangement of flowers along branches, stems and twigs from base of small tree to tip of branches
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Tight arrangement of flowers along branches, stems and twigs from base of small tree to tip of branches

Blooms before any leaves emerge

Always a mass of tightly arranged flowers

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Scientific Name: Cercis chinensis
Common Name: Chinese Redbud
Plant Type: Deciduous
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Hardiness Zone: 6, 7, 8, 9 Determine Your Zone
Height: 15-20 feet
Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Bloom time: Spring
Flower color: Pink
Fruit present: Fall, Winter
Fruit color: Brown
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun, Filtered Shade, Morning sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist, Dry
Rate of Growth: Moderate
Water Requirement: Medium
Maintenance Level: Low
Susceptible to insects
and diseases:
Yes
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Comments: Small flowering tree that is good in mass plantings, naturalistic settings, small specimen, and in planters. Will tolerate dry conditions. Excellent patio tree. Redbuds are normally short lived, but tend to live longer where soils are relatively dry.