Cercis canadensis--Redbud

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Cercis canadensis--Redbud

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Redbud is a slow grower reaching a height of from 35 to 75 feet. The the purple pink flowers appear all over the tree the last week in April to the first or second week in May. Young trees are easiest to transplant and survive best when planted in the spring. Redbud has an irregular growth habit, yellow fall color, and is shade tolerant. The best growth occurs in a light, rich, moist soil.

Several cultivars of Redbud may be seen: alba--white flowers, blooms about a week later; 'Pink Charm'--flowers pink; 'Pinkbud'--flowers pink; 'Purple Leaf'--young foliage purple; 'Silver Cloud'--leaves variegated with white; 'Flame'--more erect branching, flowers double, blooms later.

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