Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

Mexican Redbud
Mexican Redbud
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

12-20′ x 12-20′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Purple

Bloom Time

Spring

Special Features

Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Fall Color, Low Water Use

Container Sizes

#1, #5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Rounding

Sunset Garden Zones

4-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

6B-9A

Small, moderate-growing deciduous tree to 12-20’ tall and wide. This hardy selection is well-adapted for warm desert climates, and is admired for its compact size and showy flower display. Initially vase-shaped in youth, this attractive species eventually forms a somewhat-rounded head of shiny, wavy-edged bluish-green leaves that turn vibrant shades of gold in the cool of fall. A profusion of vivid, eye-catching violet-pink flowers appear in early-spring prior to the emergence of its attractive foliage. An outstanding selection for small-space landscapes in arid regions. This low-maintenance species requires little water once established and thrives in a partial to full sun exposure in a well-drained soil. Prefers some protection from hot afternoon sun in hot desert climates.

USDA Zone: 6B-9A
Sunset Zone: 4-24

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