Cercis canadensis

Featured Plant Category: Pollinator Plants

Height: 20 to 30'

Container Size: 1 Gallon

Bloom Time: March to April

Bloom Color: Pink

Soil Moisture: Medium

Soil Type: Fertile, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements: Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone: 4,5,6,7,8

Other Names: Eastern redbud tree, Judas tree

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Redbuds are known for their brilliant, showy pink flowers in early spring, and their attractive heart-shaped leaves. It’s often found in the wild as a multi-trunked understory tree, but it makes for a wonderful specimen tree in a suburban setting. It tolerates deer and clay soil, but not salt, so make sure it’s not too close to the street. The buds and seed pods have a history of being pickled or fried to make a fritter, and it’s slightly acidic flowers can be used to add color to salads. Redbud has good wildlife value, as it’s very popular with bees in early spring, and it acts as the host to both the Henry’s Elfin Butterfly, and the Io Moth (pictured above).


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20 to 30'

Container Size

1 Gallon

Bloom Time

March to April

Bloom Color


Soil Moisture


Soil Type

Fertile, well-drained soil.

Light Requirements

Full sun to part shade

Hardiness Zone


Other Names

Eastern redbud tree, Judas tree

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Our perennials are grown in a 4” quart-sized pot. These plants are then cut back to fit our packaging, placed in a protective clamshell container (made from recycled materials), and then shipped to you in a cardboard box.

Trees and shrubs are grown in a 7” tall container (referred to as a 1-gallon pot), and depending on the species will be between 12” and 36”. We bag the root section of these plants to prevent them from drying out in transit and ship them in a tall cardboard box. PLEASE NOTE: These boxes can be shipped in bundles up to 6. After that we start a new package, so keep this in mind if you’re trying to get the best shipping rates.

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