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Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Family: Leguminosae

Common names: EASTERN REDBUD, FOREST PANSY REDBUD, REDBUD

Native to: Central America, North America

Sentiment: betrayal

Plant

Type: tree

Forms: erect, open form

Leaves deciduous

Max height: 19.6 feet

Max width: 20 feet

Flower

magenta/purple, pink

Leaf

warm

new growth distinct

Horticulture

Attracts wildlife: bird, hummingbird, specific butterfly species

Plant part consumed by birds: nectar, seeds

Plant features: deciduous

Exposure: light shade, sun

Propagates by: seed

fall color

flowers in spring

flowers in winter

Soil type: wide range

USDA Zones: zone 4 -30 f, zone 5 to -20 f, zone 6 to -10 f, zone 7 to 0 f, zone 8 to +10 f, zone 9 to +20 f

Temp. range: -30 to +30 °F

Water: dry, moderate, regular

Butterflies that feed on this plant

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