A Eastern Redbud tree in full bloom
Eastern Redbud
Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this one centerstage for a head turning show of spring color, followed by the emergence of heart shaped leaves.
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
Nom Français: Gainier rouge

Features

Bloom colour: Pink
Blooms:
Pollinators: Butterflies
Sun or Shade: Partial Sun
Plant Type: Shrub | Tree
Height: Up to 35 feet (4 to 10 meters)
Eastern and Central North America
It grows well in hardiness zones: 4 to 8

Planting

Woodlands, thickets, rocky streams.
Water requirement: Moderate need for water.
Moderately fertile soils and consistent moisture.

Care

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.
Small trunk with wide-spreading, thin branches.

Pruning

Spread: Branches spread from 25-30 feet.

Considerations

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.
Native to Canada

Styling and Use

Other

History

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