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The Texas Whitebud tree, Cercis canadensis, 'Texas Whitebud', has glossy green foliage. It is a small, deciduous understory tree which typically grows to 12-18' tall.
Texas Whitebud trees are true harbingers of spring. Clusters of tiny, milky white, pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the branches and mature trunks for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Deciduous heart-shaped leaves open soft pink but gradually mature to a glossy rich green.
Pendulous, flat, bean-like, 2-4" long seed pods resembling snow peas appear after flowering. Fall color is variable, with foliage that has an unusual yellow cast, but often includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange.
They are easily grown in average, medium wet, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade; part shade is best in hot climates
Texas Whitebud tree is an excellent small tree for lawns, woodland gardens or naturalized areas. It is also effective when planted as a specimen or in groups, or used as a street tree in residential areas.
* Harbinger of spring
* Glossy foliage
* Easily grown
|Family||Cercis canadensis 'Texas Whitebud'|
|Mature Height||15 - 20 feet|
|Mature Spread||15 - 20 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|
|Fall Color||Yellow, Green|
|Bloom Period||Early Spring|