North Carolina Wildlife Resources Commission

Eastern Redbud, Cercis Canadensis

  • Deciduous
  • Native to: NC Statewide
  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Growth Rate: moderate to rapid
  • Mature Size: 20’-40’ tall, less than 30’ spread
  • Moisture Requirements: prefers moderate moisture, but established specimens can be very drought tolerant
  • Exposure: full sun to light shade
  • Soil: moist, fertile soil
  • Wildlife Benefits: butterflies love the nectar of the gorgeous flowers in the spring
  • Container Size/Price: 5 gallon, $15 

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Photos courtesy of Will Cook