Trees/Shrubs

Redbud - Eastern

Cercis canadensis

Description

Redbuds are native to the northeastern United States, bearing pea-shaped pinkish lavender flowers in early spring. Flowers are edible and make a great addition to fresh spring dishes. Blooms also attract beneficial pollinators. Leaves are heart-shaped and transition from a vibrant green to light yellow in autumn. The small tree or large shrub is versatile and well-suited for growing areas in sun or part-shade.

Native, Ornamental
Deer resistant
Attracts beneficial pollinators
Flowers edible
Food source for wildlife

Characteristics

Height: 30 ft.
Spread: 25 ft.
Bloom color: Pink
Bloom time: Spring
Foliage: Green
Soil type: average, clay soil tolerant, black walnut tolerant
Exposure: Sun, part-shade, shade tolerant
USDA Hardiness Zone: 5