Cercis canadensis or Forest Pansy
Cercis canadensis is known both as the ‘Eastern Redbud’ as well as ‘Forest Pansy’. This is an excellent small growing tree or large shrub to around 5m with brilliant autumn colour with its large heart shaped leaves.
Autumn colour is excellent and combined with lovely deep pink flowers in spring, a graceful ‘arching habit’, makes an outstanding garden tree.
As indicated by the ‘Forest Pansy’ name this is really an understory tree and grows best in a humus rich moist soil in dappled shade.
To little shade will dull the autumn colours and flowering, but overexposure to hot winds needs to be avoided. So morning sun and protection from the hot afternoon sun is best.
A slightly acidic soil is best.
A few varieties are available including C. canadensis var. texensis ‘Oaklahoma’, a very heavy flowering small tree
Cercis canadensis are available from the following wholesale growers
55 McDougal Rd Neerim South Victoria 3831 PH: (03) 56281507
Advanced ornamental trees and garden designs and concept plans. Direct to your property combined with specialist knowledge and outstanding service.
Mob: 0421 821 307 Fax: 03 9752 0976
Quality Trees and Shrubs. Large range of ornamental and fruiting plants. Supplying Landscapers and Retail Nurseries. Strictly Wholesale. All states except WA.
82 David Hill Rd Monbulk (Opposite Vika Ave)
Japanese Maple and Magnolia specialists, Wholesale and Retail. Large range of other deciduous and evergreen ornamental trees and shrubs.