Redbud, Oklahoma

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This tree is one of the 150 trees initially included in the arboretum to coincide with the campus's 150th anniversary celebration.

Scientific Name:
Cercis reniformis


Native to:
Eastern North America from southern Ontario, south to northern Florida

Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 26-33 feet

Additional Notes:
A variety of our native redbud, Oklahoma redbud stands out relative to the locally-native species by having leathery leaves, tolerance of drought, and abundant purple-red flowers that extend farther down the tree.