Cercis canadensis, commonly known as Eastern Redbud, is naturally found growing in the eastern region of United States growing in well-drained, organic-rich, moist soil types. This tree naturally grows as an understory tree in it’s native forest setting. It is also very common to see this specimen throughout Chicagoland area landscapes, or simply the midwestern and eastern regions of the United States.
This smaller statured tree has an upright spreading habit with a single or multi-stem trunk with greyish bark. The heart-shaped green leaves turn yellow during Autumn, and clusters of crimson-pink pea-shaped flowers appear before the foliage during spring. Branching and leaf orientation of this tree is alternate.
This is a great selection if you are looking for something with beautiful Spring blossoms and a somewhat vertically confined growing space.