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Smooth Redbud Cercis glabra

Other Common Name(s):

Phonetic Spelling
SER-sis GLAY-bruh
Description

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.  

Form: Upright vase; shrubby

Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Celestial Plum (plum purple flowers)
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#birds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees#pollinator plant
 
Cultivars / Varieties:
  • Celestial Plum (plum purple flowers)
Tags:
#bees#deciduous#birds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cercis
    Species:
    glabra
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    China
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Light:
    Full sun (6 or more hours of direct sunlight a day)
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Moist
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Rose-magenta flowers in early spring
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Characteristics:
    Deciduous
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Type:
    Simple
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Alternate, simple leaves; yellow fall color
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees