Thursday, May 6, 2010

Plant of the Month: May 2010

Cercis occidentalis Western Redbud is a shrub or small tree with 10-18 ft. height and spread. Visually interesting all year long, displaying magenta flowers for a 3 week period in the spring, blue-green foliage in summer, light yellow or red foliage in the fall and red-brown seed pods in winter.  This variety of Cercis is drought tolerant and can work well on dry, seldom watered banks.

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