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 1-gallon or #5 container. We encourage planting Redbud in shrub borders or as highlight plants in large beds.


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Plant Details

Plant type


Soil type

Dry, Dry Mesic, Mesic (Not too Wet Not too Dry)

Light exposure

Eastern Exposure / Morning Sun, High Canopy Shade (Usually from oaks), Partial Sun / Part Shade

Bloom period


Urban environment

Maple Shade Tolerant, Uncompacted Urban Soils, Requires Protected Site


Floodplain, Sandy Soils, Savannas, Urban Suited, Woodlands

Growth form

Shrubby/Clump, Single trunk, Colonizing / Spreading

Growth rate


Flower color


Fall color



Mature height
15 Feet
Mature width
10 Feet
Max height
20 Feet
Max width
20 Feet

Additional information

Great for Screening/Border Plantings Pollinator hot spot

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