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Cercis occidentalis (Tree)

  • Common Name
    Western Redbud
  • CA Native
    California Native
  • Plant Type
    Tree
  • Size
    12’ X 20’
  • Flower Color
    Magenta
  • Bloom Time
    • Spring
  • Leaves
    Green to Blue-green
  • Evergreen
    Deciduous
  • Deer Resistant
    N / A
  • Wildlife Value
    • Bird Habitat
    • Seed and Fruit for Birds
  • Growth Rate
    Slow
  • Hardiness
    Hardy
  • Adverse Growth Factors
    None
  • Special Features
    • Low Maintenance
    • Showy Flowers
    • Specimen
  • Water Use
    • Drought Tolerant
    • Low
  • Soil pH
    6.5-7.5 (neutral)
  • Exposure
    • Full Sun
    • Partial Shade
    • Shade
  • Soil Type
    Clay
  • Drainage
    Good Drainage
  • Description and Cultural Plant Tips

    Spectacular early spring flowers, best with some winter chill. This can be a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree

    10 - 18 ft. tall and wide. Use as a specimen tree in a woodland garden.

     

  • Master Gardener Comments

    Responds well to winter pruning during dormancy

     

  • Varietals

    Pea family

    Leguminosae