Redbud - Cercis Canadensis L.

 
PLANT HABIT OR USE
- small tree
EXPOSURE
- sun partial sun
FLOWER COLOR
- pink to magenta
BLOOMING PERIOD
- spring
FRUIT CHARACTERISTICS
- small flattened pod & seeds
HEIGHT
- 15 to 20 ft.
WIDTH - 15 to 20 ft.
PLANT CHARACTER
- deciduous
HEAT TOLERANCE
- very high
WATER REQUIREMENTS
- medium
SOIL REQUIREMENTS
- adaptable
HARDINESS ZONE - 6
NOTES
- Texas redbud grows on thin, calcareous well-drained soils west of eastern redbud's native habitat. It is smaller and more drought tolerant than its eastern relative, with thick, leathery, much smaller leaves that have wavy margins. The waxy upper surface of the leaves helps retard transpiration. It is most commonly multi-trunked. Yellow fall color.