A picture of a Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

Cercis canadensis f. alba 'Royal White'

Full Sun
Easy care
Moderate watering
Half-hardy

4a-9b

USDA zone

-34°C

Minimum temperature

Expected size

Height
Spread

6m

Max

5m

3m

Min

3m

20 years to reach maturity

Flowering

  • spring
  • summer
  • autumn
  • winter

This plant has no fragrance

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’.

Common problems with Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

Generally pest and disease free.

    How to harvest Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

    Generally not harvested.

    How to propagate Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

    Cuttings

    Take softwood cuttings in summer.

    Seed

    Special features of Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

    Attractive flowers

    Attracts useful insects

    Other uses of Eastern Redbud 'Royal White'

    This tree can be grown as a specimen tree in all types of gardens, but it is especially attractive in group plantings.