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Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy ~ Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis is an all-season tree. Cercis Forest Pansy flowers in the late Winter and into the first part of Spring. Then the dark red leaves come on, totally changing the character of the tree and the garden. And the final climax is the changing of the leaves. This is no mean feat in a Southern California garden. Cercis Forest Pansy will grow and thrive in full sun, but I think the leaves look better in a partially shaded location. While they can survive on a spartan water diet once established Cercis Forest Pansy would prefer regular water, rich soil and good drainage.

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Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy, Eastern Redbud