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Forest Pansy Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Interesting Flower Fall Colors

Characteristics:
This tree has very handsome, purple leaves, emerging as a shimmering red-purple and becoming more subdued as the season progresses.

Growing Conditions:
Grows exceedingly well in many soil types and full sun or light shade. Sensitive to drought conditions during establishment, will need regular watering.

Uses:
Used for showy fall color and has amazing buds in early spring.

Height:
25' at maturity

Width:
25' at maturity

Shape:
Spreading, flat-topped to rounded crown.

Flowers:
Reddish-purple in bud, opening to a rosy pink with purple tinge.

Leaves:
Alternate, simple, heart-shaped leaves.

Bark:
Fairly smooth brownish, gray bark, that develops criss-crossed in appearance with age.

In early spring, 'Forest Pansy' awakens with a long-lasting profusion of bright purplish-pink blooms in clusters, before the leaves emerge, along smooth gray branches.