A Eastern Redbud tree in full bloom

Eastern Redbud

Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis

En français: Gainier rouge

Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a or as a small . Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this one centerstage for a head turning show of color, followed by the emergence of heart shaped leaves.

Canker can be a significant disease problem. Leaf spots, mildew and blights may occur. Japanese beetles, tree hoppers, leaf hoppers, caterpillars, borers, and webworms are common pests. Keep the tree healthy by regular watering, fertilization and pruning out dead branches as needed.


Width: Branches spread from 25-30 feet.

Water: Moderate need for water.


Native to Eastern Canada

Best Soil: Moderately fertile soils and consistent moisture.

Its natural habitat: Woodlands, thickets, rocky streams..

Caring for Eastern Redbud

Not easy to transplant. Best recommendation is to plant while tree is young and avoid disturbing it. The Eastern Redbud generally only lives up to 20 years.



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