- Common Name(s):
- California redbud, Western red bud
Wildlife Value: The flowers provide nectar for bees and once pollinated form leguminous pods, the seed can be consumed by birds. Members of the genus Cercis support the following specialized bee: Habropoda laboriosa.
Insects, Diseases, and Other Plant Problems: This tree can suffer from damage caused by deer.
- 10-18 ft.
- Pink to magenta flowers in early spring; reddish-brown seed pods
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; drought tolerant
- Variable form; multi-stemmed
- 10-15 ft.
- Growth Rate:
- 1-3 in. green leaves; light yellow to yellowish orange fall color
NCCES plant id: 1949