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Texas Redbud

You really cant go wrong with this small and beautiful Texas native tree.

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.

Interest: Spring.

Landscape Companions:

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

Propagation: Seeds.

History: Texas Redbud grows naturally from southern Oklahoma to central Texas and northeastern Mexico.


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