Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) - 150cm
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Noted for its showy spring flowers, Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud) is a deciduous, often multi-trunked tree with a graceful, rounded crown and horizontally tiered branches. Masses of pea-like rosy-pink flowers held in clusters cover the bare branches in the spring, before the foliage emerges, creating a most dramatic display. Honeybees use the flowers for pollen. Butterflies and hummingbirds utilize Eastern Redbud for nectar. The cheerful blossoms give way to bean-like, brown seedpods which adorn the branches in summer and may persist into winter. Emerging bright green-tinged red, the rounded, heart-shaped leaves mature to a dark blue-green in summer, before turning pale yellow to greenish-yellow in the fall.