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Redbud 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis Canadensis "Forest Pansy"
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Mature Height: 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread: 15 - 20 feet
Mature Form: Rounded
Growth Rate: Rapid
Sun Exposure: Full Sun - Partial Sun
Soil Moisture: Widely Adaptable
Soil Type: Widely Adaptable
Flower Color: Pink
Foliage Color: Green and Purple
Fall Color: Yellow Green
Zones: 5 - 8

Tree Heights - 9 feet & up
Diameter/Caliper 1.375 in. & up
Branching - Heavy

Sold in 15 gallon containers


The Forest Pansy Red Bud tree is an excellent small tree for lawns, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. It is frequently planted as a street tree in residential areas. "Forest Pansy" Red Bud trees are a purple-leaved cultivar of the popular Missouri native red bud tree. It is a small, deciduous, understory tree with a spreading, flat-to-rounded crown. It can eventually grow to 20-30' tall.

Clusters of tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the branches and mature trunks for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers tend to be darker and more purplish than other species. Heart-shaped leaves open bright reddish-purple and gradually mature to a more muted purple. Fall color is variable, but often includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange. Red Buds are true harbingers of spring. Easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade.

Nicholas Nursery & Garden Center 419 Rt.47Mazon, IL 60444(815) 448-2149