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Cercis canadensis v. mexicana (Mexican Redbud)

Cercis canadensis v. mexicana
Mexican Redbud

This native, deciduous tree has glossy green heart-shaped leaves with wavy margins. Dark pink flowers appear before leaves emerge in the spring, creating quite a color show. It prefers afternoon shade in low deserts, and requires good drainage. It usually has a multi-trunk form, and makes an excellent small patio tree.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low, Average
Hardiness Zone Zone 7 (0° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Spring, Early Spring, Mid Spring, Fall
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 18' - 25' (ft)
Spread 10' - 15' (ft)
Spacing 10' - 15' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Wall-Side Borders
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer, Dry Soil
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: MSWN
Image by: Monrovia

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