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Cercis canadensis

Common Name: Redbud, Eastern

Small, irregular tree with ascending branches.  Native.  Reddish-purple buds open to purple-pink blooms in early spring.  One of the earliest trees to bloom.  Heart shaped leaves.  Yellow fall color. 

More About Cercis canadensis

  • Purple-pink blooms in early spring.
  • Heart shaped leaves.
  • Beautiful, native tree.


20-30 ft


20-25 ft

Hardiness Zone:

4 to 9

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Cercis canadensis Characteristics


  • Specimen
  • Naturalizing
  • Native


  • Full sun to partial shade

Foliage Color

  • Green

Growth Rate

  • Medium

Season of Interest

  • Spring to Fall

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • Spring Bloomer

Soil Moisture

  • Soil tolerant


  • Pink - Spring