Where To Grow American Redbud Trees
Cercis canadensis is a tree that occurs naturally in moist valleys and
forests. That means they like a moist but not wet soil. They are also
not happy in
a very dry soil. The trees tolerate a sunny spot if you are in
cooler areas. If you live in a hot place plant the tree in the shade of
some other trees.
They are suitable for Zones 5-9.
I would like to show you particularly nice varieties of this tree that are suitable for small gardens: the Forest Pansy Redbud
Lavender Twist Redbud Tree.
The Forest Pansy Redbud Tree
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
This cultivar has very attractive reddish-purple foliage and dark pink,
pea-like flowers in the spring. This is a great specimen tree for the
groups or woodland gardens. It will grow 20-30 feet high and is suitable
for smaller gardens.
The leaves change to a beautiful orange and purple color in the autumn
before they fall off. Combine the Forest Pansy Tree with a white
white flowering Hydrangeas or Viburnums.
Find out more about the Forest Pansy Tree here!
Photo: Point and Shoot Kinda Gal
Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud
Cercis Canadensis 'Covey'
This is a small weeping tree suitable for small areas, flower beds and
large containers. Lavender Pink flowers will emerge in the spring along
twisted weeping branches. This weeping tree is a real eye-catcher!
The leaves are a dark-purple color in the spring and change to a green in the summer.
Pea-like seed pods will start developing during autumn and will stay on the branches during the winter.
Find out more about the Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud Tree here!
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