Cercis canadensis

Common name: Redbud

Native plant

Redbud is an outstanding understory or woodland edge tree for our mesic soil areas. The bright pink edible flowers illuminate the plant and mark the beginning of spring. This plant grows very quickly when young and slows only slightly as it ages, and because of this growth rate, an excellent choice would be to start with a #5 container. Redbud’s value as a specimen plant is rather low because of occasional dead branches, and in poorly drained soils it falls victim to verticillium wilt. I encourage planting Redbud in shrub borders or as highlight plants in large beds.


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Pricing information per unit for 5 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $22
11 to 24 units $19
25 or more units $16.50
Pricing information per unit for 15 gallon growing method
1 to 10 units $85
11 to 24 units $80
25 or more units $75

Plant Details

Plant type

Tree, Large Shrub

Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic

Light exposure

Partial Sun

Bloom period



Requires Protected Site

Growth form

Single trunk, Colonizing

General information

Mature height
15 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
20 Feet
Max width
20 Feet
Growth rate
Flower color
Fall color

Additional information

Nitrogen fixer

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