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Cercis griffithii

Description

Prefers drier climates.  

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.  

Habit: upright

Cultivars / Varieties:
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Cultivars / Varieties:
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#bees#birds#wildlife plant#nectar plant#specialized bees#dry soil tolerant#pollinator plant
  • Attributes:
    Genus:
    Cercis
    Species:
    griffithii
    Family:
    Fabaceae
    Country Or Region Of Origin:
    Iran to Central Asia
  • Whole Plant Traits:
    Plant Type:
    Tree
    Growth Rate:
    Medium
    Texture:
    Medium
  • Cultural Conditions:
    Soil Drainage:
    Good Drainage
    Usda Plant Hardiness Zone:
    7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
  • Flowers:
    Flower Color:
    Pink
    Flower Bloom Time:
    Spring
    Flower Description:
    Pink emerging in early spring.
  • Leaves:
    Leaf Color:
    Green
    Deciduous Leaf Fall Color:
    Gold/Yellow
    Leaf Arrangement:
    Alternate
    Leaf Shape:
    Cordate
    Hairs Present:
    No
    Leaf Description:
    Cordate leaf, alternate arrangement. 3-4" leaf blade, rounded margins, yellowish fall color.
  • Stem:
    Stem Is Aromatic:
    No
  • Landscape:
    Attracts:
    Pollinators
    Songbirds
    Specialized Bees
    Resistance To Challenges:
    Dry Soil