Cercis canadensis
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Hardiness Zone: 4-8 Height: 20-30 feet; 6-9 metres Spread: 25-35 feet; 7.6-11 metres Sun: Part sun Water: Medium Wildlife: Various bee species are the primary pollinators of the flowers of this plant. Moth and butterfly caterpillars, leafhoppers, and other insects feed on the foliage. Bloom Colour: Pink Tolerates: Shade Culture: Prefers moist to slightly dry soil. It grows well in loam, clay loam, or soil that contains rocky material. Noteworthy Characteristics: Redbud has heart-shaped, alternate leaves that are paler underneath. The bark is smooth and grey with some reddish colour but as it matures, it becomes scalier and reddish-brown. After about 5 years, pink flowers appear in the spring in clusters along the trunk and branches. They are similar in shape to pea flowers. The flowers are later replaced by flat, bean-like seedpods which contain 10-12 seeds each.