Redbud, Eastern

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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 canadensis

Forest Pansy

Native to:

Mature Height and Width:
20-30 feet by 25-35 feet

Additional Notes:
Redbud in its natural habitat is almost always lopsided with a notoriously scraggly crown that reaches toward the forest edge.  Redbud’s breathtakingly bright spring flowers are one of the first obvious signs that we really made it through winter.