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Cercis chinensis

Common Name(s):
Chinese redbud
Cultivar(s):
Alba (white flower), Avondale, Nana, Shirobana, Don Egolf (seedless redbud)
Categories:
Shrubs, Trees
Comment:

Easy to transplant.

Most forms are multi-stemmed shrubs. However, single trunk cultivars like 'Don Egolf' do exist in the trade.

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.  

Learn more about "Cercis canadensis" (Eastern Redbud) and

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Height:
8-15 ft.
Foliage:
Alternate, simple, leathery dark green leaves; 3 to 5 in. long; heart-shaped
Flower:
Rosy, purple flowers in spring; .75 in. seed pods
Zones:
6-9
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright; multi-stemmed shrub/tree; small; erect
Width:
6-10 ft.
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
5-6 in. alternate, simple, heart-shaped leaves; yellow-green fall color
Tags:
deciduous, bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1472

Cercis chinensis FLowers of C. chinensis
Tanaka Juuyo, CC BY - 2.0