forest pansy redbud tree shape
The Forest Pansy Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis, 'Forest Pansy'

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The Forest Pansy Redbud tree's Mature Height is 20 - 30 feet, Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet, Soil Type Widely Adaptable, Moisture Widely Adaptable, Mature Form Round, Growth Rate Rapid, Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun, Flower Color Pink, Fall Color Yellow, Green, Foliage Color Green and Purple, Zones 5-8, Forest Pansy Redbud photos

The Forest Pansy Redbud tree, Cercis canadensis, 'Forest Pansy', is an excellent small tree for lawns, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. Effective if planted as a specimen or in groups.

It is frequently planted as a street tree in residential areas. 'Forest Pansy' Redbud trees are a purple-leaved cultivar of the popular Missouri native redbud tree. It is a small, deciduous, understory tree with a spreading, flat-to-rounded crown. It can eventually grow to 20-30' tall and the trunk usually divides somewhat close to the ground.

Clusters of tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the branches and mature trunks for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers tend to be darker and more purplish than other species. Heart-shaped leaves open bright reddish-purple and gradually mature to a more muted purple.

Seed pods resembling snow peas appear in late spring after flowering. Fall color is variable, but often includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange. Redbuds are true harbingers of spring. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Partial shade is best in hot climates.

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