May 2005
'Forest Pansy' Redbud
Three trees on the grounds of St. Francis Cathedral, Metuchen


Forest Pansy Redbud
Forest Pansy Journal
Growth Chart
Detailed Facts
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Eastern Redbud
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Facts at a Glance
Cercis canadensis-
'Forest Pansy'

Planted Fall 2003
Planting height: 5'
Planting trunk: 1" (multi)

2006 Update
3-yr height: 13'
3-yr trunk: 3"

Mature Height: 20 to 30'
Spread: 15 to 25'
Growth rate: Fast
Form: Irregular, graceful
Flowers: Purple
Fall color: Yellow
Hardiness zone: 6 - 8
Culture: Partial shade

Best feature:
purple flowers

Worst problem:
needs regular pruning

Do over? Yes

Redbud Reprise and No Mulch Volcanoes

'Judas Tree' May Still Be Weak

Thinking Ahead to Fall?


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May 2005

After the flowers, leaves emerge red, then turn dark green as they grow through the summer.

Black space holder type.


November 2005
Fall color is clear yellow.

Black space holder type.

Black space holder type.


July 2004
Before the pruning began.

Black space holder type.

See the Forest Pansy Redbud Growth Chart
For Julie's detailed comments, see the Forest Pansy Redbud fact page
See also the Eastern Redbud in Heidi's yard
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