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Cercis canadensis 40-70cm

Cercis canadensis 40-70cm

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Plant Description

Cercis canadensis, commonly known as the Eastern redbud, is a small to medium-sized deciduous tree native to eastern North America. It is admired for its striking early spring display of small, pink to lavender-pink flowers that emerge directly from the branches and trunk, before the leaves appear.   

  1. Size: Eastern redbuds typically grow to a height of 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 meters) and have a rounded to irregular crown. Some varieties may grow taller, while others are more compact, such as dwarf cultivars.

  2. Leaves: The leaves of Cercis canadensis are heart-shaped, with a glossy green surface and a lighter green underside. They are arranged alternately along the branches and provide an attractive backdrop to the tree's spring flowers.

  3. Flowers: The most striking feature of the Eastern redbud is its profusion of small, pea-like flowers that appear in early spring (usually March to April, depending on the climate). These flowers are typically pink to lavender-pink, though some cultivars may have variations in color. They emerge directly from the bark and branches, creating a stunning display before the leaves unfurl.

  4. Fruit: After flowering, Eastern redbuds produce flattened, brown seed pods that are 2 to 4 inches (5 to 10 cm) long. These pods persist on the tree throughout the summer.

Cultivation:

  1. Climate: Eastern redbuds are well-suited for USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. They thrive in temperate climates and are adaptable to a variety of soil types.

  2. Sunlight: Plant Eastern redbuds in a location that receives full to partial sunlight. They can tolerate partial shade but flower more abundantly in full sun.

  3. Soil: These trees prefer well-draining soil with good fertility. They can tolerate a range of soil types, including loam, clay, and sandy soil. Maintaining soil pH levels around neutral (pH 6.0 to 7.5) is ideal.

  4. Watering: Water newly planted Eastern redbuds regularly to help establish their root systems. Once established, they are somewhat drought-tolerant but benefit from consistent moisture during dry spells.

  5. Mulching: Apply a layer of organic mulch around the base of the tree to help retain soil moisture, regulate soil temperature, and control weeds.

  6. Pruning: Prune Eastern redbuds in late winter or early spring before new growth emerges to remove any dead or crowded branches. Pruning can also help shape the tree and encourage a more attractive form.

  7. Fertilizing: Eastern redbuds generally do not require heavy fertilization. A balanced, slow-release fertilizer can be applied in early spring if needed.

  8. Pests and Diseases: Eastern redbuds are relatively resistant to pests and diseases. However, you should monitor for common issues such as aphids, scale insects, or canker diseases and address them if they occur.

  9. Cultivars: There are numerous Eastern redbud cultivars available, each with unique characteristics such as different flower colors, growth habits, or sizes. When selecting a cultivar, consider your specific landscape needs and preferences.

Eastern redbuds are prized for their early spring blooms, making them a popular choice for home gardens and landscapes. Their relatively small size and adaptable nature make them suitable for a variety of settings, including urban gardens and naturalized areas. With proper care, Eastern redbuds can thrive and provide beautiful seasonal interest in your landscape.

Picture show adult tree in flower, the sale is for a plant in the dimension indicated in description.

Pictures of this plant were taken on , please keep on mind that the plant may have grown since pictured.Also be aware that most plants change across seasons. If present foliage could have been fallen or change in its color.

Botanical family: Fabaceae

Botanical genus: Cercis

Botanical species: Cercis canadensis

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