A picture of a Western Redbud

Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis

Also known as

California Redbud, Californian Redbud

Cercis occidentalis branch by Stan Shebs (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Partial Shade
Light watering
Half-hardy

H6-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

10m

1m

Min

1m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

More images of Western Redbud

A close up of some pink flowers on a Cercis occidentalis plant
A close up of some pink Cercis occidentalis flowers
A flowering Cercis occidentalis shrub

Western Redbud Overview

Cercis occidentalis is a deciduous shrub or tree species which often forms multiple stems, from the Fabaceae family. It is commonly known by the names Western Redbud, California Redbud and Californian Redbud, amongst others. Originating from the southwestern USA, it may be found in the states of Arizona, California, Nevada and Utah. This plant produces fantastic pea-like pink-purple flowers and typically grows to around 4m in height. The foliage displays attractive autumn colouration.

Common problems with Western Redbud

Special features of Western Redbud

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees