Forest Pansy Redbud - Knowledgebase Question

san diego, ca
Question by krisfwinn
June 9, 2005
I would like to plant a forest pansy redbud in a raised bed (3' high/2' wide/9' long). Will I have a problem with the roots effecting the wall?

Answer from NGA
June 9, 2005


Forest Pansy is Cercis canadensis, the Eastern Redbud. It's the fastest growing of the redbuds, with the potential to reach 25'-35' tall with equal width. For this reason, I wouldn't recommend keeping it in such a shallow planter for any length of time. If the roots are confined for too long, your redbud won't have the reserves to produce its lovely spring flowers.

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