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Planted at Mount Vernon


  • Fruit Garden & Nursery
  • Bowling Green

  • Hardiness Zones

    Average annual extreme minimum temperature 1976-2005


    This small, spreading flowering tree offers a profusion of bright pink flowers in April, followed by large heart-shaped leaves. It is prettiest planted among dogwoods and other small flowering shrubs.

    Latin Name

    Cercis canadensis


    Family

    Fabaceae


    Also Known As

    Spicewood Tree ,


    Type of Plant

    Trees

    Bloom Season

    April

    Seasons

    Spring

    Specifications

    Max Height: 30'
    Max Spread: 35'

    Uses

  • Street Tree
  • Flowering Tree
  • Naturalize

  • Sunlight Exposure

    Full Sun
    Part Shade

    Tolerances

  • Black Walnut
  • Deer
  • Clay Soil

  • Attracted Wildlife

    Butterflies

    Colors


    Native Range

    Eastern North America


    History

    Washington transplanted many redbuds into his groves and wildernesses.


    Other Details

    Pollinator
    Grown by Washington

    Bartlett Tree Expert Company has been working with Mount Vernon Estate since 2011 providing expert arboricultural care and GPS mapping for the estate’s historic trees, as well as support from their research facility.   Mount Vernon is proud to partner with Bartlett Tree Experts and appreciates their sponsorship of George Washington’s Mount Vernon Plant Finder App.

    Bring Washington's Garden Home

    Purchase our historic seeds, collected from plants grown at Mount Vernon and plant them in your own garden.

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