Forest Pansy Redbud
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
|Family||Cercis canadensis, 'Forest Pansy'|
|Foliage||Green and Purple|
|Mature Height||20 - 30 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Green|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|