- Common Name(s):
- Giant 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.
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
- Rounded; arching branches
- Growth Rate:
- 6-8 in. alternate, simple leaves; glossy, dark green
NCCES plant id: 1954