Native Plant Database

Callicarpa americana. Photo: Mervin Wallace

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis
Plant Type: Trees
Native Environment: Forest, Savanna / Woodland
Season of Interest:
Main Color: Pink / Rose
Fall Color: Yellow
Hardy From Zone:
Hardy To Zone:
Sun Exposure 
Full Sun
Soil
Moisture
Dry, Moderate
Nature Attracting
Wildlife Benefit
Nesting
Animal
Resistance
Size

Height:

20 to
30
feet

Spread:

25 to
35
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
30
feet
Spread: 25 to
35
inches
Size
Height: 20 to
30
feet
Spread: 25 to
35
inches
Typical Landscape Use
Use as a specimen tree, background plant in in a shaded native garden, group in a shrub border or naturalize in a woodland.
Establishment and Care Instructions
Adapts to many soils. Easily grown from seed. Seedlings appear in gardens — somewhat weedy but easily transplanted when small.
Special Features
Special Usage
Fresh Cut Flower
Basic Description

Prolific, edible, deep pink flowers in early spring. Red-purple, pea-shaped seed pods follow the flowers. Heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall.

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