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Unique in its shape and color, this delightful Forest Pansy Redbud tree will add a striking, almost whimsical appeal to your landscape design.
The purple flowering tree is a fully leaved cultivar of the Missouri-native redbud tree. It is a small, deciduous tree featuring a spreading, flat-to-rounded crown, and can eventually grow to 20-30 feet high.
The Forest pansy redbud tree’s clusters of tiny, rosy purple pea-like pink flowers grow profusely on the branches and mature trunks of the planted tree for 2-3 weeks in the early spring growing season. Then the heart shaped leaves and foliage emerges. The blooms are a more intense rose-purple than common eastern redbud.
The new foliage on this small to medium sized tree emerges red-purple, eventually fading to a purplish-green later in the season. The flowering tree’s purple leaves turn pale yellow to greenish-yellow in fall, providing nearly year round interest with mesmerizing fall color.
Forest Pansy Care
This landscape tree prefers well drained soil but can thrive in a variety of soil types. It grows best in full sun to part shade and requires a lot of watering the first year to establish a strong root system.
Forest Pansy Redbud trees are great small trees to put in your naturalized landscape where you don’t have the most room because they don’t take up too much space.
Forest pansy redbud tree problems include a few pests and diseases. Verticillium wilt is a fungal disease that sometimes attacks and kills purple redbud trees. An annual application of slow release fertilizer should help protect against any diseases or problems.
Shop the Forest Pansy Tree for sale. The rosy pink flowers and purple foliage are sure to turn heads in your landscape or front yard!
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
- Attractive purple foliage
- Pink flowers
- Fall color
- Shade tolerant