- Common Name(s):
- Smooth redbud, Yunnan redbud
- Celestial Plum (plum purple flowers)
Synonymous with C. yunanensis.
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.
- Rose-magenta flowers in early spring
- Sun; moist, well-drained soil
- Upright vase; shrubby
- Growth Rate:
- Alternate, simple leaves; yellow fall color
NCCES plant id: 1957