A picture of a Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud

Cercis canadensis ssp. texensis

Also known as

Western Redbud, Californian Redbud

Photo by Reuven Martin (CC0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cercis canadensis var. texensis (3453948807)
A photo of Texas Redbud
A photo of Texas Redbud
A photo of Texas Redbud
A photo of Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud Overview

Cercis canadensis subsp. texensis is a deciduous shrub or tree which often forms multiple stems, from the Fabaceae family. Originating from Oklahoma to Texas, it is commonly known by the name Texas Redbud. The variety Cercis canadensis var. texensis is considered the same plant and this subspecies of Cercis canadensis. This plant produces masses of fantastic pea-like pink flowers early in the spring, leading onto attractive ornamental seedpods. Foliage is blue-green, kidney-shaped leaves which display attractive autumn colouration.

Common problems with Texas Redbud

Special features of Texas Redbud

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Attracts butterflies

Attracts bees