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Cercis canadensis var. texensis 'Traveller'

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SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis teck-SEN-sis
Description

It is different from other redbuds because its leaves are smaller, lobed or wavy, more glossy and usually more hair.  'Traveller' was found as a seedling in a row of trees at Madrone Nursery, San Marcos, TX. 

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  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cercis
    Species:
    canadensis
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Dimensions:
    Height: 2 ft. 0 in. - 5 ft. 0 in.
    Width: 5 ft. 0 in. - 12 ft. 0 in.
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Available Space To Plant:
    3 feet-6 feet
    6-feet-12 feet
    USDA Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6b, 6a, 7b, 7a, 8b, 8a, 9b, 9a
  • Fruit:
    Fruit Description:
    This cultivar does not set fruit
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Purple/Lavender
    Flower Description:
    Rich lavender
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Green
    Leaf Feel:
    Glossy
    Velvety
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Brown/Copper
    Orange
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Leaf Margin:
    Entire
    Hairs Present:
    Yes
    Leaf Description:
    Leaves emerge coppery-green and mature to deep green glossy, leathery, hairy leaves.
  • Bark:
    Bark Color:
    Light Gray
    Bark Plate Shape:
    Square
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Landscape Location:
    Small Space