- Common Name(s):
- Mediterranean redbud
Drought tolerant and prefers drier climates.
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.
- 15-25 ft.
- 3-5 in. magenta flowers in early spring
- Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil; drought tolerant
- Slender tree with single stem
- Growth Rate:
- 3-5 in. alternate, simple leaves; new leaves are rich, bronze, reddish-purple
NCCES plant id: 1956