15 Western Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first blooming trees in the west after winter. Grows in most soils and conditions. Beautiful!
15 Western Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first blooming trees in the west after winter. Grows in most soils and conditions. Beautiful!

15 Western Redbud Tree Seeds-One of the first blooming trees in the west after winter. Grows in most soils and conditions. Beautiful!

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15 Western Redbud Seeds
Cercis orbiculata (Cercis occidentalis)
California Redbud, Redbud

Description: Tree with short trunk, rounded crown of spreading branches, and pink flowers that cover the twigs in spring.
USDA Zones: 2b – 9a
Height: 40' (12 m).
Diameter: 8" (20 cm).
Leaves: 2 1/2-4 1/2" (6-11 cm) long and broad. Heart-shaped, with broad short point; without teeth; with 5-9 main veins; long-stalked. Dull green above, paler and sometimes hairy beneath; turning yellow in autumn.
Bark: dark gray or brown; smooth, becoming furrowed into scaly plates.
Twigs: brown, slender, angled.
Flowers: 1/2" (12 mm) long; pea-shaped, with 5 slightly unequal purplish-pink petals, rarely white; 4-8 flowers in a cluster on slender stalks; in early spring before leaves.
Fruit: 2 1/2-3 1/4" (6-8 cm) long; flat narrowly oblong pods; pointed at ends; pink, turning blackish; splitting open on 1 edge; falling in late autumn or winter. Several beanlike flat elliptical dark brown seeds.
Habitat: Moist soils of valleys and slopes and in hardwood forests.
Site Requirements: Sun to partial shade; prefers moist, well drained soil but will tolerate a range of soil types.
Comments: Native; drought tolerant; legume - produces nitrogen; best flowers in full sun.
Range: N. California east to S. Utah and south to S. Arizona; at 500-6000' (152-1829 m).
Discussion: California Redbud is common in Grand Canyon National Park, Arizona, and is a handsome ornamental with showy flowers that cover the twigs in early spring. Native Americans used to make bows from the wood. Deer browse the foliage.

Materials: 15 Western Redbud Tree Seeds