Valued for flowers, fruit, foliage. Clusters of small, sweet pea–shaped, rosy to purplish pink blossoms in early spring; where plant is adapted, blooms are borne in great profusion on bare twigs, branches, and sometimes even on main trunk. Flowers are followed by clusters of flat, beanlike pods that persist into winter. Attractive broad, rounded leaves have a heart-shaped base.
All redbuds provide fall color with first frost and are attractive in naturalized settings. Do any pruning in dormant season or after bloom.Cercis canadensis
Native to the eastern U.S. The largest (to 25–35 ft. tall and wide) and fastest growing of the redbuds, and the most apt to take tree form. Round headed but with horizontally tiered branches in age. Rich green, 3–6-in.-long leaves have pointed tips. Needs some winter chill for a profuse display of rosy pink flowers. Effective as a specimen or understory tree.
A beautiful, graceful, purple-leafed form that needs some shade in hot climates. Probably not long-lived.
Lavender flowers precede foliage that opens pink, matures to lime and gold, then shades to green.
Pinkish purple flowers are held on weeping, contorted branches; best with afternoon shade.
Native to eastern United States. This is the most widely used trumpet creeper in cold-winter areas. A ...
Native to the mountains of Europe. Form tightly packed rosettes of fleshy, evergreen leaves; spread by...
Native to Texas, New Mexico. To 2–3 ft. tall, 1 1/2 ft. across. Blooms heavily, bearing reddish ...