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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

SKU
02355
A beautiful garden tree valued for its profusion of rosy pink flowers that cloak the bare branches to bridge the gap between winter and spring! Heart-shaped foliage emerges as the blooms fade and turns yellow in autumn before dropping. A wonderful landscape specimen with a nicely rounded crown. Deciduous.
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Water when top 3 inches of soil is dry.

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Botanical PronunciationSER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis
LoreRedbud is used by Native Americans in basket making because its inner bark bears a naturally red color preferred for creating contrasting patterns in the weave or coils.
Average Size at MaturityModerate growing; reaches 30 ft. tall, 25 to 35 ft. wide.
Bloom TimeEarly Spring
Design IdeasRedbuds offer four seasons of change in the front yard foundation planting for an eye catching display. A native of the eastern U.S. makes it a perfect candidate for wild gardens, wildlife gardens and all native landscapes. Add to beds and borders or to create long range focal point.
Deciduous/ EvergreenDeciduous
Flower AttributeShowy Flowers
Flower ColorPink
Foliage ColorGreen
Garden StyleCottage, Rustic
Growth HabitRounded
Growth RateModerate
Light NeedsFull sun
Special FeatureFall Color, North American Native Selection, Benefits Birds
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater when top 3 inches of soil is dry.
Companion PlantsWitch Hazel (Hamamelis); Snowberry (Symphoricarpos); Dogwood (Cornus); Oak Leaf Hydrangea (Hydrangea); Oregon Grape Holly (Mahonia)

Prefers deep, slightly alkaline, moist, well-drained sandy loams. Benefits from light shade in hotter regions. Water deeply and regularly during the first growing season to establish an extensive root system. Apply a general purpose fertilizer before new growth emerges in late winter to early spring.

This Plant's Growing Zones: 5-9

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