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Cercis griffithii

Common Name(s):
Afgan redbud, Griffith's redbud
Category:
Trees
Comment:

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.  

Height:
15'-20'
Flower:
Pink emerging in early spring.
Zones:
7-9
Habit:
upright
Site:
Prefers moist well drained soils.
Texture:
medium
Growth Rate:
medium
Leaf:
Cordate leaf, alternate arrangement. 3-4" leaf blade, rounded margins, yellowish fall color.
Tags:
bees, birds, nectar, pollinator, specialized bees, dry soil, wildlife

NCCES plant id: 2807

Cercis griffithii Observed at the Charles R. Keith Arboretum, Orange County, NC
David Roberts , CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0
Cercis griffithii Observed at the Charles R. Keith Arboretum, Orange County, NC
David Roberts , CC BY-NC-ND - 2.0