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Eastern Redbud

Botanical Name
Cercis canadensis
Hardiness
Zones 4 to 9
Height
20 to 30 feet
Width
25 to 35 feet
Flowers
Spring: purplish-red in bud, rosy pink in bloom; edible
Fruit
Flat pod, 2-3"
Fall Color
Yellow
Light
Full sun to light shade
Soil
Moist, well-drained
Planting & Care
  • Transplant as balled and burlap or container
  • Best flowers in full sun
  • Edible flowers have a bean-like flavor
Problems
Canker, verticillium wilt, root rot, insects, not stress tolerant
Varieties
  • Columbus Strain & Northern Strain - hardier, Zone 4b
  • Forest Pansy - foliage is burgundy when emerging - maturing to dark green on upper surface and purple-red on the underside, darker purple flowers than species
  • Alba - white flowers

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