Growing near Pasadena California late March
New leaves along with flowers late March near los Angeles
Tree in bloom in Sacramento California
Blooming. Sacramento, March 2008.
Pods. Sacramento, California. march 2008.
Western Red bud in blom Z 9 Early April 2008
Young Cercis occidentalis growing in xeriscape bed in Western Arkansas, mid-April.
leafless in winter, but full of flowers and seed pods. southern California
new leaves in spring
This is how CA redbud is supposed to look. This is along the Merced River which flows out of Yosemite National Park.
Growing and thriving in El Paso
Second summer seedling started from local seed. Seedlings are spreading at first before growing more upright with age.
San Diego Botanic Garden
early pod formation in time with new leaf formation, just after all flowers disappeared (pods form where some of the flowers were)- April, southern California