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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Forest Pansy Redbud

  • »  Native
  • »  Deep rose-colored flowers in spring
  • »  Burgundy leaves change to purple
  • »  Darker blooms than the species
  • »  Easy to grow

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It's difficult to imagine topping the native magnificence of Cercis canadensis, but in 'Forest Pansy', the species is indeed overshadowed by its purple-leaved cultivar. Like the species, 'Forest Pansy' is covered with clusters of rose-purple buds, opening in May to trumpet the true arrival of spring with an unrivaled display of deep rose-colored flowers that will appear weeks before the foliage. The flowers are slightly darker than the species and will blanket the branches for 2-3 weeks, finally giving way to big burgundy heart-shaped leaves that will become a more muted purple in the heat of summer… what a show!

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Attributes
Fall Color
Great Foliage
Native
Specimen
Foliage Color
Burgundy
Purple
Maintenance and Care
Low Maintenance
Attracts Wildlife
Attracts Butterflies
Flower Color
Pink
Season of Interest (Flowering)
Spring
Exposure
Full Sun
Partial Shade
Habit
Round
Upright
Soil Moisture
Moist, Well-Drained
Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cercis canadensis ''Forest Pansy''

Prefers full sun, and slightly acidic, moist, well-drained soil but is adaptable. Little pruning is required except to remove dead, diseased, or crossing branches.