Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

USDA Hardiness Zones

USDA hardiness zones
Eastern redbud
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Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Cultivars:
Zone Zone  more information
Hardy to zone 4b
Mature Height Mature Height
20 to 30 feet
Mature Spread Mature Spread
20 to 30 feet
Growth Rate Growth Rate
Moderate
Sun Sun
Full Sun or Partial Shade
Moisture Moisture
Moist soil, well drained
Fall Color Fall Color
Dull
Attracts Wildlife Attracts Wildlife
No
Flower Flower
Ornamental
Fruit Fruit
Insignificant
Evergreen Evergreen
No
Native to WI Native to WI
No
Additional Information Additional Information
upright, spreading, flat-topped tree; low branches; multi-stemmed; 20-30’ tall and wide; heart-shaped; reddish-purple new leaves that quickly change to green in spring; brownish-black bark with orange inner bark; showy, early, reddish-purple flowers that fade to pink in early spring; yellowish-green fall color; full sun to partial shade; adaptable to most soils and pH, but prefers a rich, loamy soil; prefers a moist, well-drained soil; moderate drought tolerance; sensitive to road salt; very susceptible to verticillium wilt; native to eastern U.S.; hardy to zone 4b

UW Extension
For more information, see the UW Extension Urban Horticulture Team Web site: www.uwex.edu/ces/wihort
Primary Author: Dr. Laura Jull
Photos by: Dr. Laura Jull and Dr. Ed Hasselkus

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