Young Redbud Shrub | Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

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The Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' produces beautiful pink flowers in the month of May before the leaves appear on the shrub.

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Leaves

The Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy', also known as Redbud tree, is a deciduous shrub. This Redbud shrub has beautiful glossy leaves, with the young leaves almost black in color.

 

Flowering

The shrub blooms in May with gorgeous pink flowers before the foliage appears. The flowers are clustered on perennial twigs, branches, and trunk. The leaves are heart-shaped, reddish-brown, and grow on zigzagging branches.

 

Bark

The bark of the Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' is dark brown. This creates a beautiful color contrast when the shrub is in bloom. Peeling of the bark occurs only in later years with larger stems.

 

Overall Height

The Redbud shrub has an average growth rate and can reach a maximum height of 7 to 8 meters.

 

Location and Hardiness

The shrub prefers a semi-sunny location on well-draining soil. If placed in a sheltered area, it is hardy against winter conditions.

 

How to plant the tree?

  1. Determine the final location of the tree and ensure it is free from cables, debris, old plants, and other obstacles that may hinder the tree's growth.
  2. Dig a planting hole that is twice the width of the root ball. Loosen the soil at the bottom of the planting hole and mix the excavated soil with (organic) garden soil or planting substrate.
  3. Adjust the planting hole to the height where the root ball fits and firmly press the soil.
  4. Fill the planting hole with water and wait for it to settle. Check if the root ball is sufficiently moist.
  5. Place the tree or plant in the planting hole. It is extremely important that the tree is not planted too deep, as this can cause root rot.
  6. Insert a tree stake or bamboo stake firmly into the ground on the side of the tree where the most wind comes from.
  7. Now, place the watering ring or create a mound of soil around the tree so that water can seep into the ground.

 

Why Choose a Young Tree from Amitis

  • Easy to plant yourself due to the compact size and light weight
  • Conveniently delivered to your home in a sturdy packaging
  • Experience the growth and development of your own tree
  • Easy to maintain
  • Cultivate the size and growth form you are looking for
  • Attain mature size within a short time
  • Can be planted year-round as everything is delivered in pots
  • No root loss and better chances of establishment as everything is pot-grown
  • Cost-effective purchase
  • Fresh, healthy plants directly from the grower

 

Questions?

Want to know more about pruning? Read our page on tree maintenance! Feel free to contact us; we are happy to assist!

Specifications

  • Mature Height

    6-8 meters
  • Flower color

    Pink
  • Flowering months

    April - May
  • Location

    Sun-semi shade
  • Fruits

    Brown legumes
  • Evergreen

    Not wintergreen
  • Winter hardiness

    Winter-hardy
  • Leaf color in summer

    Red
  • Leaf color in autumn

    Red

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