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Cercis canadensis v. texensis (Texas Redbud)

Cercis canadensis v. texensis
Texas Redbud

The small size (to 15-20 feet tall and wide), lush-looking green leaves, and spectacular spring flower display make this tree a superb choice for most western gardens. Texas Redbud is smaller and more drought tolerant than the eastern redbud, growing in well drained soils with high pH. The leathery leaves are thick and considerably smaller than those of the eastern redbud, and often have wavy margins. The leaves turn yellow in the fall before dropping. In the early spring pink to purple flowers cover the tree limbs just prior to leaf emergence. Attractive purple seedpods follow the blooms and provide decoration into the fall months. In hot low desert areas such as Phoenix this tree should be planted on north exposures or under the canopy of larger trees for protection from the sun.

Plant Type Native, Tree
Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Water Needs Low
Hardiness Zone Zone 6 (-10° F)
Flower Color Pink
Flower Season Early Spring
Growth Rate Moderate
Height 15' - 20' (ft)
Spread 15' - 20' (ft)
Spacing 20' (ft)
Characteristics Showy
Attracts Bees, Birds, Butterflies, Hummingbirds
Maintenance Low
Garden Uses Beds and Borders, Small Gardens, Wall-Side Borders
Tolerance Clay Soil, Deer
Soil Type Chalk, Clay, Loam, Sand
Soil PH Acid, Alkaline, Neutral
Soil Drainage Well-Drained
Image by: Wiki Commons
Image by: Wiki Commons

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