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Cercis occidentalis


Western Redbud

Cercis occidentalis Cercis-occidentalis Cercis occidentalis Cercis occidentalis - Fruit
Family: Fabaceae (Leguminosae) - Pea (Legume)
Plant Type:
[ X ] Tree [ X ] Shrub [ ] Vine
Average Maximum Height:
Large : [ ] Tree over 75 ft.
[ X ] Shrub over 10 ft.
Medium : [ ] Tree 25 - 75 ft.
[ ] Shrub 4 - 10 ft.
Small :
[ X ] Tree under 25 ft.
[ ] Shrub under 4 ft.
Spread:
[ X ] Wide : Wider than it is tall
[ X ] Medium : From 1/2 height to equal the height

[ ] Narrow : Less than 1/2 the height
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Foliage: [ X ] Deciduous to [ ] Semi-deciduous [ ] Evergreen

Exposure:
[ X ] Full Sun [ ] Partial Shade [ ] Full Shade

Ornamental Flowers:
[ X ] Yes [ ] No

Flower Color: (If yes on #8 above)
[ ] Red, Rose, Pink [ ] Yellow, Orange [ ] White, Cream
[ X ] Blue, Rosy Lavender, Violet [ ] Other

Primary Time of Bloom (If yes on #8 above)
[ ] Winter
[ X ] Spring [ ] Summer [ ] Fall

Ornamental Fruit: [ ] Yes [ X ] No

Cold Hardy: [ ] 30 deg. F [ ] 20 deg. F [ X ] 10 deg. F (Prefers winter temps below 28 deg)
[ ] 0 deg. F [ ] Below 0 deg. F

Drought Tolerance:
[ X ] Very - Class 1 [ ] Somewhat - Class 2
[ ] Average - Class 3 [ ] Poor Tolerance - Class 4

Comments: [ X ] Fall Foliage Color (Light Red or Yellow) [ ] Coastal Tolerance [ ] Edible Fruit
[ ] Poisonous [ ] Other

Additional Notes:

Last Updated: 10/21/2014

Contact

Don Schultz
Program Coordinator
Email: donald.schultz@gcccd.edu
Phone: 619-660-4023

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