Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
The very attractive Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) grows to a small to medium rounded tree. In spring, the bare branches are covered with clusters of small rose-pink, pea-like flowers. These are followed by long seed pods that are very ornamental. The dark green heart-shaped leaves emerge after the flowers. This deciduous tree from eastern north America has multiple trunks and is a useful flowering tree for gardens and parks.
- Uses: ornamental tree, flowering tree, specimen tree, or grow in groups/groves
- Size: 5 metres high x 5 metres wide depending on conditions
- Features: rose-pink spring flowers, frost hardy, yellow to green-yellow autumn leaves