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Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)

Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis
Available Size: 4-6′

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Description

Type: Deciduous tree

Family: Fabaceae

Height:20-30 feet

Spread: 25-35 feet

Native Range: Eastern North America, statewide in Missouri

Site Requirements:

Soil: dry to medium, avoid wet or poorly drained soils

Water: Medium

Sunlight needs: Full sun to part shade

Tolerates: clay soil

Landscape use: Street tree, flowering tree, naturalized area

Brief Description: Often multi-trunked tree with rounded crown, stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom on bare branches in spring. Heart shaped leaves turn yellow to green-yellow in fall.

Possible Problems: Canker can be a significant disease problem. Verticillium wilt, dieback, leaf spots, mildew and blights may also occur. Insect pests include Japanese beetles, tree hoppers, leaf hoppers, caterpillars, borers, webworms and scale. Keeping the tree vigorous by regular watering and by pruning out dead branches as needed will help keep the tree healthy.

Stand out Features: Profusely flowering tree

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