Eastern Whitebud tree in full flower

The Eastern Whitebud Tree

Cercis canadensis, 'Alba'

The Eastern Whitebud tree's Mature Height is 15 - 40 feet, Mature Spread 20 - 30 feet, Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Widely Adaptable, Mature Form Round, Growth Rate Rapid, Sun Exposure Full Sun to Partial Sun, Flower Color White, Fall Color Yellow, Foliage Color Green, Zones 4-9. Eastern Whitebud photos

The Eastern Whitebud tree, Cercis canadensis alba, is best known for their profuse white pea-like flowers. The heart-shaped leaves of this redbud tree are 3-5" across and its fruit are brown flat pods about 2-3" long. The trunk of this small tree usually branches close to the ground resulting in a spreading flat-topped to rounded crown.

Eastern Whitebud trees grow best in full sun to light shade with moist well-drained deep soil. This small deciduous tree is adaptable to other soil types but will not grow well in permanently wet or poorly drained soil. It is used as an ornamental or patio tree.

Eastern Whitebud photos


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