Cercis occidentalis

Western Redbud

Spring brings a profusion of white, pink or red flower clusters that bloom as the leaves unfold or just before. Red-brown, flat seedpods that follow in summer last through winter. Broad, heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in autumn. Plant as a shrubbery background. Transplant ball and burlapped when small. Prune out deadwood. Water during growing/blooming season. Established plants tolerate dry soil and heat. Prune dead wood and shape after flowering.
Cercis occidentalis, Western Redbud
This multi-trunked large shrub or small tree flowers best where winters are cold. Blooms are bright magenta-pink. Good for hot dry locations since it needs little summer water.

Attributes - Cercis occidentalis

Plant Type: Shrub, Tree

Bloom Season: Early Spring through Mid Spring

Flower Color: Magenta

Foliage: Deciduous

Height: 10 ft. to 18 ft.

Width: 18 ft.

Sunlight: Full Sun

Climate: Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10

Notes: Thrives in Dry Climates.

Related Plants

Cercis canadensis, Cercis chinensis, Cercis chinensis 'Avondale', Cercis reniformis, Cercis reniformis 'Alba'
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