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Eastern redbud

Cercis canadensis

Heart-shaped leaves come out after the deep pink flowers on this native to the Eastern US. Some flat, papery seed pods.

SMUD Availability:
Yes
Size:
Small
Height:
20-30 ft
Width:
20-30 ft
Water Needs:
Moderate
Evergreen or Deciduous:
Deciduous
Shape:
round
Fall color:
Yellow
Flowers:
Yes
Growth Rate:
Moderate to Fast
Sunset Zones:
7, 8, 9, 14
Diseases and pests:
No serious problems in vigorous trees
Useful as a street tree? Minimum planting strip width?:
Yes, 5 1/2' planting strip

Minimum Planting Distances

  • from a building foundation: 6 feet
  • from walks and driveways: 6 feet
  • from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 3 feet
  • between trees: 12 feet

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