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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Eastern redbud)

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Photo/Illustration: Saxon Holt

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Hardiness Zones: 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' SIR-sis kan-ah-DEN-sis Common Name: Eastern redbud 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.
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
Foliage Color Colorful/Burgundy Foliage
Flower Color Pink Flower
Uses Beds and Borders, Flowering Tree, Specimen Plant/ Focal Point
Style Cottage Garden
Seasonal Interest Spring Interest, Summer Interest, Fall Interest
Type Trees

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