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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Also known as

Redbud, American Judas Tree, American Redbud, North American Redbud, Judas Tree

2013-05-04 15 03 15 Cercis canadensis blossums in Ewing, NJ by Famartin (CC BY-SA 3.0)

Full Sun
Light watering
Half-hardy

4a-9b

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

10m

Max

6m

1m

Min

1m

5 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

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Cercis canadensis, 2015-04-29, Bird Park, Mount Lebanon, Pennsylvania, 01
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Eastern Redbud Overview

Cercis canadensis is a deciduous shrub or tree species which often forms multiple stems, from the Fabaceae family. It is commonly known by the names Eastern Redbud, Redbud and American Redbud, amongst others. Originating from Central and Eastern Americas to Eastern Mexico, this plant produces fantastic pea-like pink, purple or white flowers and can reach 7m in height. The foliage displays attractive autumn colouration.

Common problems with Eastern Redbud

How to propagate Eastern Redbud

Seed

Cuttings

Budding

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

Special features of Eastern Redbud

Attractive flowers

Attracts useful insects

Other uses of Eastern Redbud

Semi-aquatic, it has good autumn colour.