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Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

Pronunciation: SER-sis ok-si-den-TAY-lis
SKU #04301
6-9

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OVERVIEW
Description Beautiful in all seasons, this highly ornamental small tree is covered with masses of brilliant rose-purple blossoms in early spring. Rounded heart-shaped leaves emerge apple green, aging to blue-green. Long seed pods ripen to purple-brown in summer. Foliage provides excellent fall color. Smooth silvery-gray branches are picturesque in the winter landscape.
Light Full sun, Partial sun
Watering Once established water deeply occasionally.
Blooms Spring
Mature Size Reaches 15 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide.
DETAILS
Deciduous/Evergreen Deciduous
Special Features Attractive Bark, Attracts Butterflies, Attracts Hummingbirds, North American Native Selection, Waterwise, Benefits Birds
Growth Rate Moderate
Flower Attributes Showy Flowers
STYLE
Flower Color Purplish-pink
Foliage Color Light Green
CARE
Care Adapts to a wide variety of soils, even clay; thrives in average to lean, well-drained soil. Best with some winter chill for optimal flowering. Water deeply, regularly during first few growing seasons to establish an extensive root system; reduce frequency once established. Provide some shade and supplemental water in hot, desert-like regions.

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We have been pioneers and craftsmen in the art of growing plants for nearly 100 years. Since our founding in Southern California by Harry E. Rosedale, Sr. in 1926, we have been absolutely dedicated and obsessed with quality.