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Eastern Red Bud

Plant Facts
Common Name: Eastern Red Bud
Botanical Name: Cercis Canadensis
Nativity: North America
Hardiness Zone: 4-9
Type: Deciduous tree
Size: Height: 10-25′, Spread: 25-35′

Aesthetic Traits
Plant Form: Vase, maturing to rounded
Foliage Color: Medium green
Seasonal Features: Early spring flowers before leaves
Fall Color: Red, yellow
Winter Form:
Bloom Color: Pink/purple, white
Bloom Time: April-May
Fruit Color:

Ecological Traits
Light: Full- part sun
Soil Type: Sand, loam, clay
Soil Moisture: Wet, moist, dry
Urban Tolerances: Drought tolerant, somewhat salt tolerant
Wildlife Value: Birds, bees, butterflies

Installation & Maintenance Notes
Low maintenance, can prune dead branches


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