Cercis canadensis

Scientific name: Cercis canadensis


Common names: “Eastern red bud”

Plant Type: Deciduous tree


Zone: 4-8

Light: Full sun – part shade

Exposure: Sheltered

Soil: Average

Moisture: Moist well drained


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Plant Size: H 20-30′ W 25-35′

Leaf and Stem shape: Heart-shaped leaves after flowersImage result for cercis canadensis

Flower: Clusters of small, pea-like, pink flowers on bare branches in the spring

Pruning: Minimal, prune for balance and to remove DDD’s

Maintenance: Low, does not transplant well, start young and leave undisturbed, fertilize to boost performance

Landscape use: Specimen tree, mixed border, lawn tree, street tree

Propagate: By seed and cuttings

Pests & Disease: Canker, dieback, leaf spot and mildew, leaf hoppers, beetles, caterpillars and scale

♥Attracts hummingbirds and butterflies

Comments: An excellent alternative to a Japanese cherry, similar look with slightly reduced size and less disease susceptibility, state tree of Oklahoma, nitrogen fixer

Cultivars: ~AGM winners: C. c. ‘Forest Pansy’ & C. c. ‘Ruby Falls’

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