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Size at Maturity: Typically grows up to 20-30 feet tall and wide.


Bloom Season: Blooms in early spring, before the leaves emerge.

Native Status to Florida: Native to Florida.

pH Requirements: Prefers slightly acidic to neutral soil (pH 6.0-7.5).

Sun Exposure: Thrives in full sun to partial shade.

Salt Tolerance: Moderate salt tolerance.Moisture Requirements:

Prefers consistently moist, well-drained soil.

Wildlife Benefits: Attracts pollinators such as bees and butterflies with its nectar-rich flowers. Provides food and habitat for various beneficial insects. Its seeds are eaten by birds.

Caterpillar Host Plant: Eastern Redbud serves as a host plant for the Henry's Elfin butterfly (Callophrys henrici) and other species.

Phenology: Produces small, pink to purple flowers that emerge directly on the branches and trunk.

Considerations (if any): Avoid planting in areas prone to flooding, as Eastern Redbud prefers well-drained soil.

Recommended Landscape Uses: Ornamental tree for gardens, parks, and naturalized areas.

Toxicity to Pets: Non-toxic to pets according to ASPCA.

Redbud - Cercis canadensis


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