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California Redbud Cercis canadensis var. orbiculata

Other plants called California Redbud:

Previously known as:

  • Cercis occidentalis var. orbiculata
  • Cercis orbiculata
Description

A small flowering tree in the pea family.  It is founds on the slopes and foothills of the southwestern U.S.  It has beautiful green leaves attractive flowers and showy seedpods.  This plant is frequently browsed by deer.

Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#butterflies#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#songbirds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#flowering tree#playground#small mammals#children's garden
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
Tags:
#bees#butterflies#showy flowers#deciduous#small tree#songbirds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#flowering tree#playground#small mammals#children's garden
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cercis
    Species:
    canadensis
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Uses (Ethnobotany):
    Native Americans make bows from the wood and baskets from the young stems.
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    SW U.S.A.
    Wildlife Value:
    Nectar from the flowers attracts butterflies and bees.
    Play Value:
    Attracts Pollinators
    Wildlife Food Source
    Dimensions:
    Height: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 15 ft. 0 in. - 25 ft. 0 in.
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Habit/Form:
    Vase
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Occasionally Dry
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Display/Harvest Time:
    Fall
    Fruit Description:
    Seed is in the form of pod
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Purple/Lavender
    Red/Burgundy
    White
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Shape:
    Lipped
    Flower Petals:
    fused petals
    Flower Description:
    Early spring showy pea-like flowers appear
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Hairs Present:
    No
  • Bark:
    Surface/Attachment:
    Smooth
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Recreational Play Area
    Landscape Theme:
    Butterfly Garden
    Children's Garden
    Pollinator Garden
    Design Feature:
    Flowering Tree
    Attracts:
    Bees
    Butterflies
    Songbirds