Eastern Redbud

 

 

Cercis canadensis

 

Fabaceae

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Form: Tree
Seasonality: Deciduous perennial
Size: 35 feet tall by 35 ft wide

Leaves; 3-6 inch, pointed, wavy, lustrous dark green

Flowers: Deep purple buds, sweet pea shaped, reddish purple flowers (early spring)
Fruit:
Seed pod
Trunks: Single or multi stemmed
Stems: Spreading, drooping

Origin: Texas
Hardiness: Sunset Zones 1-24, USDA Zones 6 9

Comments: Seasonal litter, No thorns,

 

CULTURAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Exposure: Full to partial sun (does better, in the desert, with afternoon shape)
  • Water: Moderate to Low
  • Soil: Well drained, ordinary, can tolerate alkaline soil
  • Propagation: Seed, grafting
  • Maintenance: Moderate, prune to remove dead branches

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