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Cercis canadensis

More About Cercis canadensis

  • Sweet pea-like red-pink flowers bloom profusely on bare branches and even on mature trunks
  • Fruit pods are brown and flat, about 5 cm long
  • Heart-shaped green leaves turn an attractive yellow in the fall
  • Flat-topped vase-shaped habit when mature
  • Bloom Time: April

Interesting Notes:

Native to Ontario and other parts of North America.

Zone:

5

Height:

8-10 m

Spread:

7-8 m

Colour:

Magenta
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Eastern Redbud Growing and Maintenance Tips

Cercis tolerates varied soil conditions and pHs, but not wet soils. To promote general health, prune out dead branches. Can be a multi-stemmed clump or tree form.


Cercis canadensis Characteristics

Full Sun
Full Sun
Partial Sun/Shade
Partial Sun/Shade
Attracts Butterflies
Attracts Butterflies
Deer Resistant
Deer Resistant
Native to Ontario
Native to Ontario

Soil Moisture

Well-drained
Moist to Average

Growth Rate

Medium

Attributes

Deciduous
Juglan Tolerant
Seed

Flowering Time

Early Spring

Habit

Tree form
Vase-shape
Multi-stem/Clump form

Foliage Color

Green

Landscape uses

Specimen
Woodland/woods edge
Naturalizing

 Suitable Substitutions for Cercis canadensis

Prunus americana

Prunus americana

American Plum