Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
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Grows in full sun to part shade in medium, well-drained soil. It does not transplant well and should be planted when young and left undisturbed.
Deciduous single or multi-trunked understory tree. Grows 20 to 30 feet tall. Flowers bloom in early spring (March to April) on bare branches before leaves emerge. Flowers are pea-like, rose-purple in color. It is native to eastern and central North America, ‘Forest Pansy’ is a purple-leaved cultivar.
Pests include treehoppers, leafhoppers, scale, and caterpillars. Canker can be a disease problem as well.
Excellent small tree for lawns, gardens, and naturalized areas planted as a specimen or in groups. Use as a street tree.
Cercis canadensis is the state tree of Oklahoma.