Eastern Redbud is an easy-going ornamental that can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Plant this one in full sun to partial shade for a stunning display of spring colour and for the emergence of heart-shaped leaves.
Its natural habitat includes woodlands, thickets, and rocky streams.
Quick Growing Guide
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
Botanical Family: Fabaceae
En français: Gainier rouge
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Water: Moderate need for water.
Eastern Redbud is not an easy tree to transplant. The best recommendation is to plant while the tree is young and avoid disturbing it. It generally only lives up to 20 years.
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 with regular watering, fertilization, and pruning out dead branches as needed.