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Commonly known as American Judas tree, Eastern redbud
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)
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)
Pests & Diseases - leaf hoppers, scale insects, canker, coral spot, Verticillium wilt.
Place of origin
Entire see photos above
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
Fertile moist well-drained soil - loamy. Does not like to be transplanted.
Rounded to broadly spreading
Buy Varieties of CERCIS canadensis
Deep purple foliage on new growth paling to bronze. Magenta rose flowers on bare branches in spring
A breathtaking dwarf cercis with a compact weeping habit and heart-shaped maroon-red leaves turning burgundy in the summer