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Cercis gigantea

Common Name(s):
Giant redbud
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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.  

Zones:
7-8
Habit:
Deciduous
Site:
Sun to partial shade; moist, well-drained soil
Texture:
Medium
Form:
Rounded; arching branches
Growth Rate:
Moderate
Leaf:
6-8 in. alternate, simple leaves; glossy, dark green
Tags:
deciduous, bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 1954

Cercis gigantea (Pale Flower) Observed at the JC Raulston Arboretum. Raleigh, NC.
David Roberts, CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0