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PlantFiles: 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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15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)
20-30 ft. (6-9 m)

15-20 ft. (4.7-6 m)

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

Unknown - Tell us

Bloom Color:

Bloom Time:
Late Winter/Early Spring
Mid Spring


Other details:
Drought-tolerant; suitable for xeriscaping
Average Water Needs; Water regularly; do not overwater

Soil pH requirements:
Unknown - Tell us

Patent Information:

Propagation Methods:
Unknown - Tell us

Seed Collecting:
Allow pods to dry on plant; break open to collect seeds

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3 positives
No neutrals
No negatives

Gardeners' Notes:

Positive Rikkashay 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 jester 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 frostweed 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.


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

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 (2 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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