Water Wise Plants
12-20 ft. tall and wide
None: avoid summer water
Full to half sun
Maintenance- Design- Planting Tips
The magenta flowers are quite a sight in the early spring. After blooming this small multi-trunked tree or large shrub has pretty heart-shaped leaves. This California native is an excellent choice for a small space or an edge of woodland design.
After the plant blooms, Western redbud sets distinctive seedpods. We can't say we are crazy about how they look, but the gorgeous flowers help us put up with them.
Like many natives, this plant needs good drainage, so consider planting it on a mound. Avoid summer water. Cercis can be pruned over the winter to open up the branching structure to give the plant a more tree-like appearance.