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 chinensis
Native to China, Japan. Form most often seen is a light, open shrub to 10–12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wide. Flower clusters (3–5 in. long) are deep rose, almost rosy purple. Leaves are sometimes glossier and brighter green than those of C. canadensis, with a transparent line around the edge.
Native to China, Japan. Form most often seen is a light, open shrub to 10–12 ft. tall, 10 ft. wi...
This evergreen shrub is more upright (to 10–12 ft. tall and wide) than E. pungens, with...
Fragrant, 1 1/2-in.-long flowers appear in late winter, early spring, with occasional sporadic bloom i...