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Plant Berry/Flower

Latin Name: Cercis canadensis

Flower Description:

Flowers are showy, light to dark pink appearing in clusters of 4-8 along bare stems. Fruits are long legume shaped with 10-12 seeds in each pod.

Season BloomSpring
HabitatThe Eastern Redbud in bloom is a joyful sight. It is an understory species in open woods. Pink flowers cover the twigs in spring before the leaves emerge. It is considered a large shrub or small tree with a wide umbrella-shaped crown. Long-tongued insects and humming birds nectar on the blossoms.
Leaf DescriptionLeaves are distinctive being dark green and large, 4 inches both long and wide and heart shaped with prominent venation.
Soil Type Wet
Light Source Partial Sun