Growing Cercis (Redbud)

Latin Name Pronunciation: ser'sis  

Native to Eastern woodlands, Cercis is a graceful, small deciduous tree ideal for a shrub border, woodland garden, or specimen. Small but brilliant purplish-pink flowers appear in spring.

Light/Watering: Cercis will grow and bloom in sun or light shade. Water during dry periods.

Fertilizer/Soil and pH: Cercis is tolerant of a wide range of soils and pH, but prefers a rich, moist soil that is well-drained.

Pests/Diseases: Cercis is rarely bothered by insects or diseases but occasionally can be susceptible to Verticillium wilt and canker.

Companions: Lovely underplanted with spring-flowering bulbs such as Muscari and Hyacinths.