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Foliage and fruit



Texas redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis


Texas redbud grows on thin, calcareous well-drained soils west of eastern redbud's native habitat. It is smaller and more drought tolerant than its eastern relative, with thick, leathery, much smaller leaves that have wavy margins. The waxy upper surface of the leaves helps retard transpiration. It is most commonly multi-trunked.

Plant Habit or Use: small tree

Exposure: sun partial sun

Flower Color: pink to magenta

Blooming Period: spring

Fruit Characteristics: small flattened pod and seeds

Height: 15 to 20 ft.

Width: 15 to 20 ft.

Plant Character: deciduous

Heat Tolerance: very high

Water Requirements: medium

Soil Requirements: adaptable

USDA Hardiness Zone: 6

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