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PlantFiles: Texas Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis 'Traveller'

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cercis (SER-sis) (Info)
Species: canadensis var. texensis
Cultivar: Traveller
Additional cultivar information: (PP8640; aka Traveler, Weeping Traveler)
Hybridized by Hosage; Year of Registration or Introduction: 1992

2 vendors have this plant for sale.


4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

USDA Zone 5a: to -28.8 C (-20 F)
USDA Zone 5b: to -26.1 C (-15 F)
USDA Zone 6a: to -23.3 C (-10 F)
USDA Zone 6b: to -20.5 C (-5 F)
USDA Zone 7a: to -17.7 C (0 F)
USDA Zone 7b: to -14.9 C (5 F)
USDA Zone 8a: to -12.2 C (10 F)
USDA Zone 8b: to -9.4 C (15 F)
USDA Zone 9a: to -6.6 C (20 F)
USDA Zone 9b: to -3.8 C (25 F)

Sun Exposure:
Full Sun
Sun to Partial Shade
Light Shade


Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring


Other details:
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)
6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)
6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)
7.6 to 7.8 (mildly alkaline)
7.9 to 8.5 (alkaline)

Patent Information:
Patent expired

Propagation Methods:
From softwood cuttings
By air layering

Seed Collecting:
N/A: plant does not set seed, flowers are sterile, or plants will not come true from seed

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Gardeners' Notes:

Neutral kp0540 On Apr 26, 2010, kp0540 from Titus, AL wrote:

I have two of these growing in pots in my courtyard. They are both in pots on either side of my entrance next to the stucco walls of my house. They seem to do well except in the hot summer time, then they droop and the leaves get burned and turn brown. They get full sun in the summer. I was thinking of moving them but did not know if they do better in pots or planted in the soil.


This plant has been said to grow in the following regions:

Marietta, Georgia
Louisville, Kentucky
Raleigh, North Carolina
Enid, Oklahoma
Belvidere, Tennessee

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