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Little Woody Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody'

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Little Woody Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody') at GardenWorks

Little Woody Redbud

Little Woody Redbud

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Little Woody Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Little Woody') at GardenWorks

Little Woody Redbud foliage

Little Woody Redbud foliage

(Photo courtesy of NetPS Plant Finder)

Height:  15 feet

Spread:  15 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  5a

Other Names:  Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree

Description:

A spectacular and hardy spring bloomer, with a compact growth habit; very showy fuchsia flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring; lovely crinkled green foliage; a great small ornamental tree for specimen use in the northern landscape

Ornamental Features

Little Woody Redbud has fuchsia pea-like flowers along the branches from early to mid spring before the leaves. It has attractive green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The crinkled heart-shaped leaves are highly ornamental and turn yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant.

Landscape Attributes

Little Woody Redbud is a deciduous tree with a more or less rounded form. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Little Woody Redbud is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Little Woody Redbud will grow to be about 15 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 15 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and is suitable for planting under power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.

 
 
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Characteristics
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Flowers  Foliage Color 
Ornamental Features


Disclaimer - This Plant Database is an online catalog representing many of the varieties that we carry over the course of the season, and is intended for informational purposes only. Inventory varies seasonally, so we cannot guarantee that every plant will be in stock at all times - please contact your favourite GardenWorks location directly for current availability. It does not include our entire inventory of plants, so be sure to visit GardenWorks to see varieties that may not be represented on this list.