Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis)

Common names:
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General Plant Information (Edit)
Plant Habit: Shrub
Life cycle: Perennial
Sun Requirements: Full Sun
Full Sun to Partial Shade
Water Preferences: Mesic
Dry Mesic
Minimum cold hardiness: Zone 7a -17.8 °C (0 °F) to -15 °C (5 °F)
Maximum recommended zone: Zone 10b
Plant Height: 10 - 20 feet
Plant Spread: 10 - 15 feet
Leaves: Good fall color
Unusual foliage color
Other: Rounded heart-shaped leaves emerge apple green, aging to blue-green.
Flowers: Showy
Flower Color: Pink
Other: Pink to magenta, Rose-purple. Requires Winter frost to bloom
Flower Time: Spring
Late spring or early summer
Suitable Locations: Xeriscapic
Uses: Flowering Tree
Dynamic Accumulator: Nitrogen fixer
Wildlife Attractant: Bees
Pollinators: Bees
Awards and Recognitions: Other: UC Davis Arboretum All Star

Naturalized outside of its native range

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Discussion Threads about this plant
Thread Title Last Reply Replies
What is this tree? by wordbuilder Apr 23, 2018 8:55 AM 15
Western Redbud by NCRAS Nov 20, 2017 5:44 PM 9
Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) by Weedwhacker Jun 17, 2015 8:27 AM 35
Salt tolerant plants by eclayne Feb 8, 2013 9:39 PM 130

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