Eastern Redbud 'Royal White' Overview
Cercis canadensis 'Royal White' is a small deciduous tree that produces an explosion of white flowers in late Winter on bare branches before its leaves emerge. These flowers can develop into bean like dry seedpods that look like a weavers shuttles. It was discovered in 1940 by Royal Oakes of Bluffs, Illinois, as a seedling from a native tree. ‘Royal White’ is a more compact tree, blooms earlier, is more floriferous and produces larger flowers, and is sometimes called ‘Royal’.