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Mexican Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. mexicana

Leguminosae (Fabaceae)

Mexican redbud is smaller in stature, has smaller, glossier, and more wavy-edged leaves, and is more drought tolerant than Texas redbud. It grows as a multi-trunked tree on hard limestone soils in west Texas. It cannot tolerate poorly drained soils, and must be planted in a well-drained site.

Plant Habit or Use: large shrub small tree

Exposure: sun

Flower Color: rose-purple

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small flattened pods and seeds

Height: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Width: 10 ft. to 15 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high high

Water Requirements: medium low

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 7

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