| Eastern Redbud, Redbud, Judas Tree|
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis
Eastern Redbud is a small deciduous tree that blooms in the very early spring before the leaves emerge with pink-purple to dark rose-purple, occasionally white, flowers. The leaves are generally heart-shaped, dull green, and very large, sometimes 5 in. long and wide. They are usually found in the understory of woods, along stream banks and at the edges of woods throughout the eastern third of Texas. It is the tallest of the state's three native redbuds, and is adaptable to different soils, from the well-drained sands and sandy loam of east Texas to the black clays of the Blackland Prairies.
Plant Habit or Use: small tree
Exposure: sun partial sun
Flower Color: pink-purple, rose-purple, or white
Blooming Period: spring
Fruit Characteristics: small flattened pods with small flat brown seeds.
Height: 15 to 20 (rarely 30) ft.
Width: 15 to 20 ft.
Plant Character: deciduous
Heat Tolerance: medium
Water Requirements: medium
Soil Requirements: adaptable