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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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 HabitRound
Growth RateModerate
Landscape UseFirescaping/Fire Wise, Mass Planting, Specimen, Wildlife Garden, Urban Garden
Light NeedsFull sun
Soil NeedsTree & Shrub Food
Special FeatureFall Color, Naturalizes Well, North American Native Selection, Year-round Interest, Bird Friendly
Water NeedsModerate
Watering NeedsWater regularly - weekly, or more often in extreme heat.

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.

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