Thread Title Last Reply Replies; Your Favourite Old Time Plants/Shrubs/Trees by OAP: Jun 27, 2020 4:24 PM: 16: ID for plant 3 by ElJardineroGringo: May 19, 2019 7:48 PM: 1: What is this tree? Western redbud is native to California, Arizona, Nevada and Utah. I have narrowed it down to either a serviceberry or a redbud tree. Cercis canadensis, commonly called eastern redbud, is a deciduous, often multi-trunked understory tree with a rounded crown that typically matures to 20-30’ tall with a slightly larger spread. Dogwood or Redbud? Oklahoma redbud is native to the southwestern part of the country (Texas and Oklahoma) and is Oklahoma’s state flower. I just checked MOBOT, Fine Gardening and Monrovia web sites and all three describe it as reaching 25' in width. I am in a quandry and hoping I might get some advise. The scaly bark has deep fi ssures for ornamental interest in winter. by wordbuilder Apr 23, 2018 8:55 AM: 15: Join Gardenia.net. canadensis or eastern redbud is a native to NC, usually found as an understory tree in mixed forests. I think 'Oklahoma' is a variety of the Eastern Redbud with slightly larger, darker pink flowers. serviceberry vs redbud. ). It is particularly noted for its stunning pea-like rose-purple flowers which bloom profusely on bare branches in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. What’s not to love? How to Plant Eastern Redbud Trees. Western gets 15-20 ft and Eastern gets 25-35. Cercis canadensis var. General Information Scientific name: Cercis occidentalisPronunciation: SER-sis ock-sih-den-TAY-lissCommon name(s): Western redbud, California redbud If you provide us with your name, email address and the payment of a modest $25 annual membership fee, you will become a full member, enabling you to design and save up to 25 of your garden design ideas. There's a dark-leaved variety of Eastern … Mature Cercis occidentalis: Western Redbud. Both are equally stunning. There are very few trees that can compare to the seasonal interest of the Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). There are many cultivars available and some, such as Merlot, are described as being upright. Redbud forms a rounded shape if grown in the open. Forest Pansy is a purple leaved cultivar of Eastern Redbud. The plant is not grown in the eastern United States. If grown in wet soils it is prone to root rot. These small ornamental trees reach around 30 feet tall and wide. It grows best in moist, well-drained soil in part shade to part sun; however, the eastern redbud has proven to be very adaptable to different soils, full sun, and dry areas. Figure 1. jlsch August 13, 2005. Think Before You Dig By Anna Benton, Virginia Cooperative Extension Intern Most of us love seeing dogwoods or redbuds blooming in the spring. Becoming a contributing member of Gardenia is easy and can be done in just a few minutes. 37 Cercis: The Redbuds by KENNETH R. ROBERTSON One of the few woody plants native to eastern North America that is widely planted as an ornamental is the eastern redbud, Cercis canadensis. Clump Redbud Bush Overview Eastern and western redbuds are generally native to the eastern portion or the western and southwestern parts of the United States, respectively. Whereas, western redbud, cercis occidentalis, display orange, red, gold and lime heart-shaped leaves.. Eastern (C. canadensis) is more treelike than C. occidentalis, which is more of a large shrub, often pruned to be a tree. Magenta-colored flowers cover Eastern redbuds in early spring. It tends to be a little smaller than Eastern redbud and has thick, leathery leaves that make it more drought tolerant than the eastern species. When it comes to redbud, it’s debatable as to which is prettiest in autumn… East or West. 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