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Other common names
redbud 'Forest Pansy'
Cercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'
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
Caesalpiniaceae / Caesalpiniaceae
'Forest Pansy' is a large deciduous shrub or small tree. Leaves to 12cm in width, broadly heart-shaped, deep red-purple. Flowers small, pink, seldom abundant. Grown mainly for foliage effect
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Aspect North-facing or East-facing or South-facing or West-facing
Exposure Sheltered or Exposed
SoilChalk, Clay, Sand, Loam
pHAcid, Alkaline, Neutral
wider than 8 metres
Grow in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade
Propagate by seed and semi-hardwood cuttings
Suggested planting locations and garden types
Pruning group 7
Generally pest free
Verticillium wilt and coral spot may be a problem
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