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Cercis canadensisCercis canadensisCercis canadensis

eastern redbud

Photograph(s) by*: USFWS BES, USFWS BES


Height: 20-35'
Spread: 20-35'
Flowers: Apr.-May; pink to lavender
Fruit: Jul.-Dec.; black; pod
Fall color: golden yellow

Conditions *

Light: Partial shade Shade
Moisture: Dry Moist
Soil pH: 4.5-7.5
Soil type: Loamy Sandy


rich, moist sites; prefers river bottoms and stream banks

Native to

Region: Coastal Piedmont Mountain *
States: MD DE PA WV VA


Butterfly Songbird Small mammal *


fixes nitrogen

 Publication by USFWS BayScapes Conservation Landscaping Program
Last updated: 1 October 2004