Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
[SIR-sis kan-ah-DEN-sis]

Deciduous Perennial Tree in the Fabaceae Family

Plant Data

Mature Size 20 - 30 feet tall. 20 - 30 feet wide.
Growth Rate Moderate
Sun Exposure Partial Shade - Full Sun
Moisture Tolerance Medium : Prefers average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out.
Zones 4a - 9b (Usually hardy to -30° F)
Tags Attracts Butterflies, Deciduous, Deer Resistant, Fall Color, Flowering Tree, Full Sun, Good for Accents, Good for Asian Garden, Good for Borders, Good for Butterfly Garden, Good for Cottage Garden, Good for Rain Garden, Illinois Native, Medium, Medium, Native to North America, Ornamental Tree, Partial Shade, Partial Sun, Perennial, Shade Tree, Showy Flowers, Street Tree, Tolerant of Clay Soil, Tree, Well-Drained Soil Accent Trees, Bareroot Trees, Fast Growing Trees, Flowering Trees, Ornamental Trees, Small Yard Trees
Bloom Period Early Spring (First Bloom: 191 GDD, Full Bloom: 245 GDD)
Flower Color Rose-Purple
Foliage Color Purplish Green
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