CERCIS canadensis

Commonly known as American Judas tree, Eastern redbud

Pale rose flowers and thinner green leaves than the more common C. siliquastrum
Further Reading....
  • Deciduous
    Heart-shaped leaves, pointed at the tips, to 10cm (4in) long, bronze when young, turning yellow in autumn.
  • Shades of pink
    All shades of pink through to Carmine (red)
    Pale rose
  • Height
    10m (33ft)
  • Spread
    10m (33ft)
  • Tall Shrub
    Or small tree. Spreading, often multi-stemmed. Clusters of 2-8 small flowers to 1cm (½in) long on bare stems.
  • Hardy - cold winter
    Hardy in most places throughout the UK even in severe winters. May not withstand open/exposed sites or central/northern locations. Plant can withstand temperatures down to -15°C (5°F)
  • Full sun
  • Partial shade
    Dappled shade.

CERCIS canadensis

£17.50 each 
  • Additional Features
    Pests & Diseases
    Leaf hoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
    Place of origin
    North America
  • Hardiness
    Fully hardy
  • Leaf margin
    (see photos above)
  • Pruning group
    Pruning group 1
    Suitable for: Deciduous and evergreen trees, and some deciduous shrubs.
    Pruning: Minimal pruning required. Prune wayward or crossing branches to maintain a healthy framework.
    When: When dormant in the late winter/early spring. Some in the summer/autumn to prevent bleeding of sap.

    RHS group 1
  • Seasonal Interest
  • Soil Conditions
    Fertile moist well-drained soil
    Loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
  • Tree Shape
    Rounded to broadly spreading
  • Wildlife
    Bee friendly
Cercis - Growing Guide
10m (33ft)
Tall Shrub - guide for size not form Average Person
  10m (33ft)

Buy Varieties of CERCIS canadensis

CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

CERCIS canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

American Judas tree, Eastern redbud

deep purple foliage on new growth paling to bronze. Magenta rose flowers on bare branches in spring

£45.00 each 
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Available late spring to early summer 2022 - Spring according to the Met Office is defined as March 1st - May 31st. Therefore late spring is mid-April onwards. This is not a guaranteed date but an estimate and subject to availability.
£80.00 each 
CERCIS canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

CERCIS canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

American Judas Tree, Eastern redbud

a breathtaking dwarf cercis with a compact weeping habit and heart-shaped maroon-red leaves turning burgundy in the summer

£80.00 each 
CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'

CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'

American Judas tree, Eastern redbud

white flowers

£80.00 each 

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