Eastern Redbud, Canadian Redbud, Judas Tree
Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cercis (SER-sis) (Info)
Species: canadensis (ka-na-DEN-sis) (Info)
Cultivar: Ruby Falls
Additional cultivar information:(PP22097)
Hybridized by Werner/Snelling
Registered or introduced: 2009

Category:

Trees

Height:

4-6 ft. (1.2-1.8 m)

6-8 ft. (1.8-2.4 m)

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

Spacing:

8-10 ft. (2.4-3 m)

10-12 ft. (3-3.6 m)

12-15 ft. (3.6-4.7 m)

Hardiness:

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

Partial to Full Shade

Danger:

N/A

Bloom Color:

Pink

Magenta (Pink-Purple)

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Grown for foliage

Deciduous

Burgundy

Smooth-Textured

Other details:

This plant is attractive to bees, butterflies and/or birds

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Provides winter interest

Soil pH requirements:

5.6 to 6.0 (acidic)

6.1 to 6.5 (mildly acidic)

6.6 to 7.5 (neutral)

Patent Information:

Patented

Propagation Methods:

By grafting

By budding

Seed Collecting:

Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

Properly cleaned, seed can be successfully stored

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

Regional

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

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Matthews, North Carolina

Duncan, South Carolina

Belvidere, Tennessee

Gardeners' Notes:

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On Aug 22, 2009, ViburnumValley from Scott County, KY (Zone 5b) wrote:

This is a brand new plant hybridized by the North Carolina State University researcher Dr. Dennis Werner. With 'Covey' weeping redbud and 'Forest Pansy' redbud as parent plants, this progeny displays purple foliage on a weeping form of this native tree.

'Ruby Falls' will retain the purple color in its foliage through the growing season like 'Forest Pansy', has excellent branching structure, and flowers heavily.

This will probably explode off the charts of woody plant desirability.