Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
redbud 'Forest Pansy'
'Forest Pansy' is a large deciduous shrub or small, often multi-stemmed, tree. Leaves to 12cm in width, broadly heart-shaped, deep red-purple turning shades of orange, bronze and red-purple in autumn. Small, bright-pink flowers appear in clusters on bare stems before the leaves in spring. Grown mainly for striking foliage effects
SynonymsCercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'
Ultimate height4–8 metres
Time to ultimate height10–20 years
Ultimate spread4–8 metres
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
Colour & scent
- Full sun
- Partial shade
North–facing or South–facing or West–facing or East–facing
ExposureExposed or Sheltered
- Native to the UK
Cercis are deciduous shrubs or small trees with heart-shaped leaves and clusters of bright pink pea-flowers opening before or with the leaves, followed by flattened, deep purple pods
- Name status
How to grow
Grow in fertile, moisture-retentive well-drained soil in sun or partial shade; plant in final location when young, older plants resent transplanting
Suggested planting locations and garden types
- Low Maintenance
Leafhoppers and scale insects may be a problem
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