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Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy

Forest Pansy Redbud

  • »  Native
  • »  Deep rose-colored flowers in spring
  • »  Burgundy leaves change to purple
  • »  Darker blooms than the species
  • »  Easy to grow

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  • Category:Tree
  • Hardiness Zone:5-8
  • Height:20-25 Feet
  • Spread:25-30 Feet
  • Bloom Color: Pink Shades

It's difficult to imagine topping the native magnificence of Cercis canadensis, but in 'Forest Pansy', the species is indeed overshadowed by its purple-leaved cultivar. Like the species, 'Forest Pansy' is covered with clusters of rose-purple buds, opening in May to trumpet the true arrival of spring with an unrivalled display of deep rose-colored flowers that will appear weeks before the foliage. The flowers are slightly darker than the species and will blanket the branches for 2-3 weeks, finally giving way to big burgundy heart shaped leaves that will become a more muted purple in the heat of summer… what a show! Easily grown in any well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.

Foliage Color
Burgundy
Purple
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Flower Color
Pink
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Upright
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Likes a well-drained soil in full sun or part shade.