Gorgeous landscaping tree with multi-season appeal. Highly disease- and bug-resistant. Buds in early April to give bees a head start. Leaves start out red, then turn to green all summer and become bright yellow in the fall. Protein-rich pods form in the fall and can be food for wildlife or animals. The bark has been used as an astringent.
Scientific name: Cercis canadensis
Purchase size: 4-5 ft, 2-3 yrs old
Plant hardiness zone: 4-9
Max height: 20 ft
Light: Sun to part shade