Cercis canadensis var. texensis, Texas Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Light: Full Sun/Part Shade
Height: 12′ – 20′
Spacing/Spread: 12′ – 20′
Evergreen: No, Plant is deciduous..
Color: Pink-Purple flowers. Foliage is red in fall. Purple berries in winter.
Texas Native: Yes!
Wildlife habitat: Provides food/shelter for bees, butterflies and birds.
Features: A small and graceful native Texas tree with a surprisingly heavy and bold purple flowering during early spring.
Austin Native Landscaping: “You really cant go wrong with this small and beautiful Texas native tree. Drought tolerant, this tree provides three landscape intrests: an explosion of very showy flowers at early spring, foliage turns deep gold/red during the fall, purple seedpods appear during the winter! We love designing this tree as a focal point in front flowerbeds. It instantly adds pizzazz to any landscape. Understory installation also look quite attractive. Seeing the first Redbud flowers mean one thing and one thing only: warmer days are upon us! Relatively low Maintenance: prune occasional suckers and for shape if desired”
Family: Caesalpiniaceae (Pronounced – ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee)
Genus: Cercis (Pronounced – SER-sis)
Species: canadensis var. texensis
History: Texas Redbud grows naturally from southern Oklahoma to central Texas and northeastern Mexico.