Cercis occidentalis

Western Redbud
Western Redbud
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Plant Type

Tree

Evergreen-Deciduous

Deciduous

Overall Mature Size

Small

Mature Height & Spread

12-20′ x 10-15′

Exposure

Full Sun, partial Shade

Water

Medium, Low Water

Flower Color

Magenta

Bloom Time

Spring, Summer

Special Features

Attractive Bark, Attracts Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds, Low Water use

Container Sizes

#5, #15, 24″ Box

Natural Growth Habit

Narrow

Sunset Garden Zones

2-24

Minimum USDA Hardiness Zone

7-10

Cercis occidentalis known as Western Redbud is a deciduous small tree displaying spectacular magenta flowers in spring. Western Redbud is a native seen on slopes in coast ranges and in the Sierra foothills to an altitude 4500′. Cercis occidentalis likes full sun exposure. Occasional summer water promotes faster growth. Cercis occidentalis is tolerant of clay soils. Flowers and young pods are edible. The flowers usually emerge before the leaves.

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