Cercis sp., Redbud

Cercis sp.

Family: Fabaceae
Subfamily: Caesalpinioideae
USDA Zone: 6-9?
USDA Plant Hardiness MapSmall tree 10-20 ftSemi-shadeFull sunModerate waterRegular waterWhite, off-white flowersPink flowersPlant attracts butterflies, hummingbirdsDeciduous plantSubtropical or temperate zone plant. Mature plant 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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