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Year Round Appeal in a Small Ornamental Tree

Early spring flowers and fall colors are the hallmark of this excellent small tree.  The Forest Pansy Redbud (Cercis canadensis, ‘Forest Pansy’) would make a spectacular spring accent tree near your home’s entrance or along a walkway or patio.

You’ll know spring has arrived when your Redbud explodes into vibrant hues of red-purple.  While much of your landscape still lies dormant, Redbud will be covered for 3-4 weeks with a profusion of flowering clusters on grey branches.  You’ll be amazed by how they seem to emerge directly from the woody bark.  Snip a few of the fragrant blossoms to bring a little of that spring excitement indoors! 

The heart-shaped leaves introduce the next display of color with their reddish-purple shade that gradually blends into a deep green.  Autumn arrives with the same intensity as spring as your Redbud’s leaves transform to a profusion of reds, purples, and yellows.

Forest Pansy is a cultivar of the wildly popular Redbud tree.  This variety has the stellar qualities of the original, but the flowers are a more intensely red-purple hue.  Its growth rate is medium to fast, and its mature height is 20-30 feet.  In no time at all you’ll have a small tree ready to attract hummingbirds and pollinators to your yard.  The spread of the flat to rounded canopy is 25-35 feet, so it won’t take up too much room.  This Redbud doesn’t even require much care, and tolerates many different soil conditions.

For a small accent tree, Forest Pansy Redbud has it all.  Spring, summer and fall color in one easy-to-care for ornamental tree.

* Early spring color
* Brilliant fall color
* Low-growing tree
* Year round interest
* Hardy


Plant Facts

Family Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
Foliage Green and Purple
Mature Height 20 - 30 feet
Mature Spread 15 - 20 feet
Soil Widely Adaptable
Zones 5-8
Mature Form Round
Growth Rate Rapid
Sun Exposure Full Sun - Partial Sun
Flower Color Pink
Fall Color Yellow, Green
Bloom Period Early Spring

Forest Pansy Redbud.

Rating: 4.7/5 based on 10 review(s)
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Excellent tree Review by Nana
Love this tree. Beautiful in every stage from flowers to leaves. Beautiful canopy form.
Wonderful Tree Review by Kathy O
I have two forest pansies and they are invincible. They were planted at the same time and one took a hit from another tree during high winds and cracked its' trunk. I taped it together and left it like that all winter and lo and behold it is alive and thriving. It is not as big as the other one but it is a tough little tree.I love their shape, flowers and foliage and hardiness.
Better than the eastern redbud! Review by Buddy
I have a neighbor with an eastern redbud that is probably close to 40 feet tall. It's pretty but it's got 3 primary trunks & I worry a strong storm could bring some of the overhanging branches down pretty easily. I have a forest pansy and I LOVE how it keeps a nice, neat rounded form and doesn't get too tall.
Spectacular Review by Merlene
One word describes the Forest Pansy redbud in bloom, spectacular!
Best redbud Review by Ane H
I have seen a lot of redbuds and I think for an all around redbud tree, this is the best one!

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