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Cercis sp., Redbud

Cercis sp.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
Small tree 10-20 ftFull sunSemi-shadeRegular waterModerate waterPink flowersWhite/off-white flowersDeciduousAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Cercis 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.

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