Unique in its shape and color, this delightful flowering tree will add a striking, almost whimsical appeal to your landscape design.
The Forest Pansy is a purple-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 pansy redbud tree’s clusters of tiny, rosey purple pea-like pink flowers grow profusely on the branches and mature trunks of the planted tree for 2-3 weeks in early spring. Then the heart shaped leaves and foliage emerges. The blooms are a more intense rose-purple than common 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 leaves turn pale yellow to greenish-yellow in fall, providing nearly year round interest with mesmerizing fall color.
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 landscape where you don’t have the most room because they don’t take up too much space.
We ship these trees rooted in soil in their pots. We do not ship them bare root to give them the best chance at flourishing.
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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
- Attractive purple foliage
- Pink flowers
- Fall color
- Shade tolerant