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Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

A small to medium size native, ornamental tree. May be used as a specimen, in groupings, or for naturalizing the woodland. In addition to the species, there are varieties (listed below) that are of like growth habit but offer different flower or leaf color.

Size: 30 to 40 feet high and 25 to 35 feet wide

Shape: Spreading, flat top to rounded. Can be multi-stemmed or have a single trunk

Flowers: Reddish-purple to pink in March-April

Fall Color: Yellow to yellow-green

Rate of Growth: Medium (7 to 10 feet in 5 to 6 years)

Other Attributes: One of the few ornamental trees that will withstand some shade. Native. Will not tolerate wet conditions.

Growing Conditions: Best planted in sun to partial shade in deep, moist, well-drained soils, but is adaptable to many soil types (except wet ones).

Other / Related Varieties:

'Forest Pansy' Redbud (C. Canadensis 'Forest Pansy') Spring flowers are like the species, but its leaves are unique. New foliage emerges brilliant red-purple and changes to a more subdued color as the season progresses. In shade, hints of green creep in.


Prices vary according to size, variety, and availability.

Please Note: Trees cannot be shipped outside of the DC/Baltimore Metropolitan areas. Tree prices and sizes are subject to change.


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