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Characteristics: Known as the harbinger of spring, the eastern redbud’s delicate blossoms and buds are one of the season’s most dramatic displays. But this tree’s beauty doesn’t end with its flowery show. Unique and irregular branching patterns combine with a trunk that commonly divides close to the ground to create a very handsome, spreading and often flat-topped crown. Even in winter, covered with snow, the eastern redbud is stunning.  This species will add a lot of elegance to any space.


Exposure: Full Sun/Part Shade

Zone: 5

Height(mature): 25 feet

Spread(mature): 30 feet

Shape: Multi-stem or low branching tree.  Somewhat flat-topped.

Foliage: Medium Green

Fall Color: Yellow

Flower: Reddish-Purple in bud, Rosy-Pink when open

Fruit: n/a

Wildlife: Attracts butterflies & birds

Cercis Canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

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