Cercis Canadensis - Redbud, Eastern #15
Planted as a specimen in full sun, redbud develops rising branches and a full, rounded crown. This tree grows fast when young, slowing down after its first 10 years. The foliage is heart-shaped in the form of 4"-5" x 4"-5" simple alternate leaves that emerge with the flowers. Spring foliage is bright green with a bronzy purple tinge, followed by clear green, summer color; fall color can be yellowy. Clusters of rosy purple buds open to pink, pea-like blooms in spring before and during the advent of leaves. Flowering lasts up to 3 weeks.
Use as a lovely understory tree for spring-blooming woodland gardens, lawn specimen, border accent or grouped.
25' H x 30' W
Full sun to partial shade
Moist, well-drained, fertile soils; adaptable to varying pH and other landscape conditions except wetness.