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Eastern
Redbud

Cercis canadensis




Description:

Eastern Redbud is a small to medium sized tree with multiple trunks (most varieties)   The heart-shaped leaves appear after the magenta pink flowers bloom in early spring.  The flowers are borne in clusters along the bare branches and make the whole tree look pinkish-purple!   Redbuds can be used as a street tree or to provide shade for a patio.  They are also useful as a spring accent since the flowers are one of the first signs of spring, opening about the time of Dogwoods and Azaleas  Redbuds grow well in full sun but will tolerate some shade.  Will also adapt to a variety of soils but does best in light, rich moist clay-rich soils. 

 

Common Name: Eastern Redbud
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
Type: Deciduous Tree
Soil Preference: This plant tolerates some drought and occassional wetness but is sensitive to ozone and air pollution.  Prefers well-drained, loamy, sandy or clay soils with a pH preference of acidic to slightly alkaline (6.8-7.7)
Light Requirements: Sun, Part Shade
Attributes: Attracts butterflies, heart-shaped foliage
Pests: Borer, Scale, Webwormand fall.
Diseases: Canker, Verticillium Wilt, Leaf Spot
Care: Prune after flowering if necessary.  Fertilize with Plant-tone approximately April 1st, May 20th, July 4th, August 15th & October 30th.  Keep granular fertilizers off foliage and away from stems and trunks.  Use 1/2 the recommended rate of fertilizer for new plantings.

Planting Instructions: Trees & Shrubs

 

Varieties:

This variety listing is for informational purposes only, it is not a catalog. 
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Cercis canadensis
Eastern Redbud
zones 4-9
Description:  Noted for purplish-pink flowers forming pea-like clusters in branches;  green heart shaped foliage turns yellow in fall. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'


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Nurseries, Inc.

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Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
Appalachian Red Eastern Redbud
zones 5-8
Description:  This tree blooms later then most cultivars. The bare branches are covered with a late spring show of neon-bright, glowing, red flowers before the glossy, heart-shaped green leaves appear.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'


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Cercis canadensis 'Covey'
Lavender Twist Redbud
zones 4-9
Description:  A recent introduction in high demand!!  A striking, small weeping tree with pink flowers. Contored stems.  Yellow fall color.  A beautiful and rare tree.   
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: March-April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 8-10'
Spread: 8-10'


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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Forest Pansy Eastern Redbud
zones 5-9
Description:  Foliage emerges shimmering red-purple and becomes dark green in color by late June.  Bears rosy-pink pea-like flowers in spring and last for 2-3 weeks!  Fall color includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 15-25'
Spread: 15-25'


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Nurseries, Inc.

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Cercis canadensis 'Hearts of Gold'
Hearts of Gold Eastern Redbud
zones 5-9

Description:  First known, gold-foliaged Cercis. New leaves emerge red then turn gold. Tiny lavender-purple redbud blooms in spring.
 

Bloom Color: Lavender Purple
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Gold
Height: 15-20'
Spread: 15-20'


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Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody'
Little Woody Dwarf Redbud
zones 5-9
Description:  One of the most distinctive Redbuds introduced to date! Clusters of purple sweetpea-like blooms in early spring. Matures to a compact, vase shaped tree. Slow grower.
Bloom Color: Purple
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10'
Spread: 8'


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Cercis canadensis x texensis 'Merlot'
Merlot Redbud
zones 6-9
Description: Similar to Forest Pansy but with a tighter, denser habit, more heat/drought tolerance and glossier leaves. Pink spring flowers are followed by dark purple leaves that are held on this upright vase-shaped tree. 
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Dark Purple
Height: 12-15'
Spread: 12-15'


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Cercis canadensis 'Pink Heartbreaker'
Pink Weeping Redbud
zones 4-8
Description: An improvement over ‘Covey’ with better branching and dependability.  The lavender-pink flowers bloom early in the spring, before the foliage appears. Leaves emerge bright red then change to green as the season progresses. No special care needed.
Bloom Color: Pink
Bloom Time: Spring
Foliage Color: Green
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 8-10'


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Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud
zones 5-9
Description: Similar to ‘Covey’, ‘Ruby Falls’ has the same unique weeping habit but with heart-shaped purple foliage. Attractive reddish-purple flowers are borne on bare stems early spring. Profuse flowering.
Bloom Color: Reddish-Purple
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Purple
Height: 6'
Spread: 4'


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Cercis canadensis 'Silver Cloud'
Silver Cloud Eastern Redbud
zones 5-9
Description:  Striking variegated leaves of creamy white and green is what sets this Redbud apart from all the others.  Magenta pink flowers.  bloom in spring.  Best if planted in some shade because foliage will burn in full sun. 
Bloom Color: Magenta Pink
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Variegated white/green/yellow
Height: 10-15'
Spread: 10-15'


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Cercis canadensis 'White Water'
White Water Weeping Redbud
zones 6-9
Description:  A variegated weeping Redbud! The attractive green & white, heart-shaped, variegated leaves in spring and early summer change to green as the season progresses. Flowers in early spring are magenta, displayed on the bare branches.
Bloom Color: Magenta
Bloom Time: April
Foliage Color: Variegated
Height: 5-7'
Spread: 2-3'
 

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