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Belton, MO 64012
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Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

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Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)

Bare branches are smothered in thousands of dark pink flowers in early spring. Red-purple, pea-shaped seed pods follow the flowers but are of insignificant value to wildlife. Heart-shaped leaves become a quilt of yellow and green in fall. This native tree is relatively short-lived, but fast-growing and attractive in any landscape.

Additional Information:


Height
20-30 Feet

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Spread
25-35 Feet

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Bloom/Seasonal Color
Deep Pink / Rose


USDA Hardiness Zone 4-9

Home Owner Growing and Maintenance Tips:

Good Companions
Crested Iris (Iris cristata), Wild Geranium (Geranium maculatum), Wild Hydrangea (Hydrangea arborescens), Flowering Dogwood (Cornus florida), Serviceberry (Amelanchier arborea), Solomon's Seal (Polygonatum biflorum), Shagbark Hickory (Carya ovata), White Oak (Quercus alba), Wild Plum (Prunus americana), Green Hawthorn (Crataegus viridis)

Characteristics & Attributes

Hydrologic Designation

FACU

Nature Attracting

Butterfly

Season of Interest

Early (Feb-Apr)

Soil Moisture

Moderate
Average

Special Uses

Fresh Cut Flower

Sun Exposure

Full Sun
Medium Sun/Average Shade

USFS MO Ecological Map

Wildlife Benefit

Nesting