A picture of a Mexican Redbud

Mexican Redbud

Cercis canadensis ssp. mexicana

Photo by Cody Stricker (CC BY 4.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

7a-9b

USDA zone

-18°C

Minimum temperature

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Mexican Redbud Overview

Cercis canadensis subsp. mexicana is a deciduous shrub or tree which often forms multiple stems, from the Fabaceae family. Originating from southwestern Texas to northeastern Mexico, it is commonly known by the name Mexican Redbud. The variety Cercis canadensis var. mexicana is considered the same plant. This plant produces masses of fantastic pea-like pink flowers early in the spring, leading onto attractive ornamental seedpods. Foliage is small and glossy, leaves are coloured blue-green, kidney-shaped, with ruffled edges and they display attractive autumn colouration.

Common problems with Mexican Redbud

Special features of Mexican Redbud

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts bees

Attracts butterflies