Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree

Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree
Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Origin: USA
USDA Zone: 6-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapPlant used for bonsaiSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cercis canadensis is a popular small ornamental tree, whose assets of lavender-pink Spring flowers, youthful quick growth, youthful vased growth habit, and ornamental bark and branching character with age are contrasted with its tendency to have a short functional service life of about fiften years in many urban landscapes. Prefers and needs a moist, rich, well-drained soil in partial sun to partial shade for long-term optimum performance, but is somewhat adaptable to many types of soils, soil pHs, dry soils, and other moderately stressful situations. Very cold hardy, to hard freeze.

Cercis canadensis is similar to Cercis siliquastrum.

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