Eastern redbud Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy') SIR-sis kan-ah-DEN-sis Genus: Cercis In early spring, 'Forest Pansy' awakens with a long-lasting profusion of bright purplish-pink blooms borne in clusters, before the leaves, along smooth gray branches. Its heart-shaped, blood-red leaves are finely veined and glossy when young, slowly turning a dark, purple-tinged green in full sun. Autumn foliage is a bouquet of reds, purples, oranges, and yellows. The plant's graceful branching structure stands out in winter. Noteworthy Characteristics: 'Forest Pansy' produces new leaves throughout the season. It grows 15 to 25 feet tall with a slightly wider spread. Fairly trouble-free. Care: Site in full sun or partial shade. Adaptable to a wide range of soil conditions, but thrives in moist, well-drained soil. Propagation: Root semi-ripe cuttings in summer. Problems: Stem cankers and verticillium wilt can occur. Overview Height 15 ft. to 30 ft. Spread 15 ft. to 30 ft. Growth Habit Clumps Growth Pace Moderate Grower Light Full Sun to Part Shade Moisture Medium Moisture Maintenance Low Characteristics Native, Showy Flowers, Showy Foliage Bloom Time Early Spring, Spring Flower Color Pink Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage Uses Beds and Borders, Specimen Plant/Focal Point Style Cottage Garden Seasonal Interest Spring Interest Type Trees Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'View the discussion thread.