- Common Name(s):
- Chinese redbud, Ching's redbud
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.
- 10-15 ft.
- Large, pink flowers; the first redbud to flower in spring
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Growth Rate:
- 4 in. alternate, simple leaves; dark green
NCCES plant id: 1953