Texas Redbud
Cercis canadensis var. texensis

Family: Caesalpiniaceae (ses-al-pin-ee-AY-see-ee) (Info)
Genus: Cercis (SER-sis) (Info)
Species: canadensis var. texensis
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Category:

Trees

Foliage Color:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Characteristics:

Unknown - Tell us

Water Requirements:

Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping

Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Where to Grow:

Unknown - Tell us

Height:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

Spacing:

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

Hardiness:

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)

Sun Exposure:

Full Sun

Danger:

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Pink

Rose/Mauve

Bloom Time:

Late Winter/Early Spring

Mid Spring

Foliage:

Deciduous

Shiny/Glossy-Textured

Other details:

Unknown - Tell us

Soil pH requirements:

Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Non-patented

Propagation Methods:

Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:

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

Regional

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

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Washington, District Of Columbia

Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Ann Arbor, Michigan

West Portsmouth, Ohio

Enid, Oklahoma

Tulsa, Oklahoma

Aledo, Texas

Alice, Texas

Arlington, Texas

Austin, Texas (3 reports)

Belton, Texas

Conroe, Texas

Crockett, Texas

De Leon, Texas

Deer Park, Texas

El Paso, Texas

Fort Worth, Texas

Houston, Texas

Jacksonville, Texas

North Richland Hills, Texas

San Antonio, Texas (2 reports)

Sandia, Texas

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Gardeners' Notes:

3
positives
0
neutrals
0
negatives
RatingContent
Positive

On Sep 1, 2005, Rikkashay from West Portsmouth, OH (Zone 6a) wrote:



This tree is very prolific and can be considered positive by some and a detriment by others.

Positive

On Aug 19, 2004, jester from San Antonio, TX (Zone 8b) wrote:

A great tree with showy flowers. Recommended by xeriscape companies here in San Antonio so you know they are drought tolerant.

Positive

On Mar 31, 2004, frostweed from Josephine, Arlington, TX (Zone 8a) wrote:

The Texas Redbud is a beautiful small to medium tree. The lovely flowers cover the branches in early Spring and together with the white flowering plums and pears presents a wonderful picture. The heart shaped leaves are lovely all summer turning to a golden shade in the fall.