Answer: Redbuds (Cercis) do have heart-shaped leaves and the trees tend to hold clusters of flat, bean pod shaped seed pods throughout the summer and winter months. If the trees you're admiring have these persistent seed pods, they're probably Cercis. If so, they have no particular bad habits and can be safely planted about 30' away from a house. The mature size is 25'-30' tall and wide. Hope this information is helpful!
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