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Cercis glabra

Common Name(s):
Smooth redbud, Yunnan redbud
Cultivar(s):
Celestial Plum (plum purple flowers)
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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.  

Height:
10-15 ft.
Flower:
Rose-magenta flowers in early spring
Zones:
6-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Upright vase; shrubby
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
Alternate, simple leaves; yellow fall color
Tags:
deciduous, bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1957

Leaves of Cercis glabra Observed at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Raleigh, NC.
David Roberts, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Leaves of Cercis glabra Observed at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Raleigh, NC.
David Roberts, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Flowers of Cercis glabra Flowers of Cercis glabra
Clivid, CC BY-ND-2.0