Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Eastern redbud

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Key Information

  • Botanical name: Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
  • Common name: Eastern redbud
  • Plant type: Shrub
  • Evergreen/Deciduous: Deciduous

Height: 8m

Spread: 10m

Flower colour:
  • Pink
Foliage colour:
  • Purple
  • Features: Autumn colour, Colourful new growth, Dramatic foliage, Flowers

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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' is a multi-stemmed tree with purple, heart-shaped leaves with pointed tips, which turn yellow in autumn before falling. In spring it bears deep crimson, pink or sometimes white pea-like flowers. It's ideal for growing at the back of a border or against a wall, and works well when grown with plants with lime-green foliage.

For best results grow Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' in fertile, moist but well-drained soil, in sun or partial shade. Mulch annually with well-rotted leafmould, garden compost or manure. The RHS has given it its prestigious Award of Garden Merit.

Position

  • Sun exposure: Full sun, Dappled shade, Partial shade
  • Aspect: South facing, West facing
  • Position in border: Middle, Back
  • Hardiness: Hardy
  • Maintenance: Prefers rich soil
  • Soil type: Well drained/light/sandy, Clay/heavy/moist

Wildlife

Attracts:
  • Bees

  • Beneficial insects

  • Birds

  • Butterflies / Moths

  • Other pollinators

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Toxicity

Toxic to:
  • People

  • Cats

  • Dogs

  • Birds

  • Horses

  • Livestock

  • Effects: No toxic effects reported for this plant.

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