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Eastern Redbud
Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis L.
Family: Fabaceae
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
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Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913. Illustrated flora of the northern states and Canada. Vol. 3: 20. Courtesy of Kentucky Native Plant Society. Scanned by Omnitek Inc.
Recommended Temperature Zone:
sunset: 1-3,7-20
USDA: 4b-9

Heat Tolerance: Part shade is best in hot climates

Sun Exposure: Full sun to partial shade

Origin: Eastern and central USA

Growth Habits: Deciduous small tree, 15 to 35 feet tall (4.5-10 m); alternate, simple, heart shaped leaves up to 4 inches long and 4 inches wide (10 cm)

Watering Needs: Regular water, keep soil somewhat moist, well-drained

Propagation: Seeds

Blooming Habits:
The Eastern Redbud has pink-lavender flowers, in 4-inch clusters (10 cm) bloom in early spring, before the foliage arrives. They are followed by pendulous, flat, bean-like, seed pods in late spring.

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