Redbud. Glorious purple-pink blossoms brighten early spring in many North American forests. Available in a range of graceful forms, redbud is adaptable to a wide spectrum of garden climates — in California it performs more dramatically than the native California redbud.
Botanical name: Cercis canadensis
Common name: Eastern redbud
USDA zones: 4 to 9
Size: Up to 30 feet tall; compact varieties are much smaller
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