Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

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A close up of the red autumnal leaves of Eastern Redbud 'Forest Pansy'
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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.
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Planning

Difficulty

Moderate

Flowering time

Spring

Fruiting time

Summer

Harvesting

Generally not harvested.

Propagation

Seed

Sow ripe seed in autumn.

Cuttings

Take semi hardwood cuttings in summer.

Special features

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.

Special features

Origin

America, North, America

Environment

Light

Full Sun, Partial Shade, Partial Sun

Soil moisture

Dry

Soil type

Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand

Soil PH preference

Acid, Neutral, Alkaline

Frost hardiness

Hardy

Uses

Notes

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

Personality

Family

Fabaceae

Flower colour

Pink

Scent

None

Problems

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