Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis
Common Name: redbud
Family Name: Fabaceae
Origin: Canada - eastern, U.S. - northeast
Hardiness Zone: Zone 4: (-34 to -29 °C)
Plant Type: Tree - deciduous
Mature Size: 7 - 10m x 7 - 10m (height x width)
Habit: Spreading, Upright
Form: Round
Texture: Medium
Landscape Uses: Group or mass planting, Small garden/space, Specimen plant, Woodland margin
Exposure: Full sun, Part sun/part shade
Soil or Media: Humus rich, Well-drained
Leaves: Simple, Alternate, Soft flexible, Glabrous, Orbicular, Ovate, Entire
Flowers: Flowers clustered, Pink, Apr-May
Fruit: Legume, Brown, Jun-Jul
Key ID Features:
Low, horizontal branching; leaves heart-shaped, point downward, most blades 8-15cm long x 7-12cm wide, light green undersides; flowers clustered, bright pink, pea-like, on trunk and older branches as well as on new wood. Winter ID: twigs zigzag; lateral buds 2-3mm dark (terminal bud smaller or appears absent), flower buds larger, globular in axils with leaf buds, epecially on older twigs.