Eastern Redbud
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Eastern Redbud trees (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy') acquired their genus name from the Greek word kerkis, which can refer to a weaver's shuttle or a section of seating in ancient Greek theater.

Up to 30 feet tall and wide
Flowers, Fruit, Foliage
Clusters of rose-purple flowers bloom in mid-spring. The fruit are flattened, brown seedpods that often linger on branches through the winter. Ovate, papery leaves are purple-red in color.
Pests & Diseases
Cankers, leaf spots, verticillium wilt, tree hoppers, caterpillars
Landscape Use
Great as a specimen, border, street tree, and in natural areas
Care Practices
Plant in moist, well-drained soil in an area with full sun to part shade. These deciduous trees are relatively sensitive, as they do not tolerate cold temperatures, drought, wet conditions, or transplanting. Water regularly to keep soil consistently moist. Prune as needed.
Native Range
Eastern North America