Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis var. canadensis
Common Name: Eastern Redbud
Description: Highly ornamental and showy small tree, 15-30′ tall x 15′ wide, with spreading crown. Good understory tree or accent plant. Redbud grows naturally throughout the eastern U.S. and Texas and is generally a forest understory tree. Its leaves are heart-shaped and glossy green. It grows in sun or shade and can be grown as either a multi-stemmed or single trunk tree. Native varieties bloom pinkish purple in early spring before the leaves appear. This is a gorgeous tree that you need in your garden.
Hardiness Zones 5-9