Eastern Redbud Tree

Eastern Redbud Tree

Eastern Redbud Tree Facts

Specific Name:   Cercis canadensis
Hardiness Zones:   4 to 9
Growth_Rate:   Moderate
Site Requirements:   Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but will tolerate a range of soil types
Texture:   Medium to coarse
Form:   Dense; flat topped to rounded crown; often multistemme d; zig zag horizontal branches
Height:   20 to 30
Weight:   25 to 35'
Leaf:   3 to 5" alternate, simple, heart shaped leaf; yellow green fall color
Flower/Fruit:   Reddish purple buds; rosy pink pea-like flowers in clusters early spring before leaves emerge; 2 to 3" brown seed pods in clusters
Comments:    Native; drought tolerant; legume - produces nitrogen; best flowers in full sun
Habit:   Deciduous
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