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Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Also known as

Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy', Forest Pansy Redbud

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Half-hardy

H7-H3

RHS hardiness

-20°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

8m

Max

8m

4m

Min

4m

10 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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A photo of Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Redbud 'Forest Pansy' Overview

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' can be a large shrub or a small, multi-stemmed tree. Commonly known as Redbud 'Forest Pansy' or Forest Pansy Redbud, this plant is considered the same as Cercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'. This cultivar from the Fabaceae family produces stunning 12cm wide heart-shaped leaves in a deep red-purple colour that develops through to green in the summer, then red, purple, bronze and orange shades in the autumn. It is grown for both the foliage and the flowers. Forest Pansy Redbud is hardy and grows best in full sun. Attractive pea-like, pink flowers are borne in clusters on bare stems early in spring before the leaves emerge.

Common problems with Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

How to propagate Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Budding

You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by budding in late summer.

Special features of Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Attractive flowers

In early spring, small clusters of bright pink flowers appear in clusters on bare stems before the leaves emerge.

Attractive leaves

Grown for its striking coloured foliage that provides interest throughout summer and autumn.

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

This low maintenance plant provides architectural interest in all gardens from small to mixed borders of large estate.