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Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Also known as

Eastern Redbud, American Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

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Full Sun
Moderate care
Light watering
Frost Hardy


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size








20 years to reach maturity


  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy' Overview

Redbud 'Forest Pansy can be a large shrub or a small, multi-stemmed tree. It's stunning 12cm wide heart shaped leaves are a deep purple that turn through red, purple bronze and orange in Autumn.

Common problems with Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

This plant can also suffer from Verticillium wilt and be attacked by scale insects.

How to harvest Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Generally not harvested.

How to propagate Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'


Sow ripe seed in autumn.


Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features of Eastern 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.

Other uses of Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

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