Cercis canadensis – Forest Pansy
*height & width at maturity
FOLIAGE: Deep reddish purple, heart shaped leaves changing to deep purplish-black.
FLOWERS: Small rose pink pea-like flowers.
DESCRIPTION: An attractive small to medium sized deciduous tree of rounded shape. Small rose pink, pea-like flowers, form in clusters on the bare branches in Spring. Smooth heart shaped deep reddish purple leaves changing to deep purplish-black follow, along with ornamental seed pods.
LANDSCAPE USES: The Forest Pansy is a stunning feature tree, being a welcome addition to any garden for the brilliant colors in the foliage. Excellent choice for small or large gardens.
TOLERANCES: Plant in full sun or part shade in well drained soil. Frost hardy. The Forest Pansy is not a wind tolerant tree, therefore it will need to be planted in a protected position.
TREE CARE: Plant in a well drained and well worked soil. Take care to plant the bud union above the soil level. Water in well and keep soil moist until tree is established. Fertilize when planting and again after new growth appears. Prune tree when planting to encourage new growth.