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)
5 years to reach maturity
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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
You can propagate the species by seeds in the autumn, the cultivars by budding in late summer.
Special features of Eastern Redbud
Attracts useful insects
Other uses of Eastern Redbud
Semi-aquatic, it has good autumn colour.