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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Eastern Redbud
Zone: 5a, 5b, 6a, 6b, 7a, 7b, 8a, 8b, 9a, 9b
Exposure: Part Shade
Plant Category: Shade & Flowering Trees
Height: Maximum 15 feet
Width: Maximum 15 inches
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Its foliage is a superlative red purple with a bit of green in summer. When it flowers, great masses of a heavenly orchid cover the bear twigs in abundance. It can turn a vivid yellow in fall, though its fall color is less predictable than other redbuds. In winter, it displays a beautiful tracery against a clear sky. 

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

A wonderfully descriptive name for this very handsome purple-leaved variety of a fine small (20-30') American tree; along with rosy-purple flowers in spring the leaves unfold as a bright rosy-purple, becoming more subdued later. Sun-PSh/Med

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

Shimmering red-purple heart-shaped leaves in spring on this redbud classic. Full sun give the darkest color. Small tree 15' tall x 15' wide.

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Submitted by Ref: Plantlust.com on 11/8/2012 4:28 PM

Unlike many purple leafed trees, this one does not green out in the summer. The purple flowers are heavy in spring and the tree is very hardy to zone 5. What's not to like? Well, here's the problem: for no reason after maybe 10 years or sometimes less, the tree does not leaf out in the spring. Mine here seems to be fine going on 20 years, but I have heard lots of stories about cared for trees biting the dust.

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23 Nurseries Carry This Plant:

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Name City/State Email Phone Prod Type Availability
A Rocky Mountain Nursery Independence, OR Email now 503-838-4222 Container: 1
Alpha Nursery Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-390-1286 Container: X
Arrowhead Ornamentals LLC Hubbard, OR Email now 503-651-2040 Bare Root: 1 BB: 1
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  • Big Trees Today Inc. Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-640-3011 BB: 1
    Blue Heron Farm Corvallis, OR Email now 541-754-4224 Bare Root: 1 BB: 1 Container: 2
    Bountiful Farms Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-981-7494 Container: 1
    Brentano's Tree Farm LLC St. Paul, OR Email now 503-633-8733 Container: 1
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  • EF Nursery Inc. Forest Grove, OR Email now 503-357-5141 BB: X
    Heritage Seedlings & Liners Inc. Salem, OR Email now 503-585-9835 Bare Root: 3 Container: 3 Liner: 3
    J. Frank Schmidt & Son Co. Boring, OR Email now 503-663-4128 Bare Root: X BB: X Container: X
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  • Jaycee Newman Inc. Boring, OR Email now 503-663-7373 BB: X Container: X
    Krueger's Tree Farms North Plains, OR Email now 503-804-1745 Container: X
    Kuenzi Turf & Nursery Salem, OR Email now 503-585-8337 Bare Root: X BB: X
    Loen Nursery Inc. Woodburn, OR Email now 503-982-6300 Container: 1
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  • Northwest Shade Trees LLC Brooks, OR Email now 503-463-1700 BB: 1
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  • Pacific Nursery Inc. Dayton, OR Email now 503-864-4080 Container: 1
    Park's Nursery Gresham, OR Email now 503-663-3715 BB: X
    Rigert Shade Trees Hillsboro, OR Email now 503-649-8024 BB: 1
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  • Robinson Nursery Inc. McMinnville, OR Email now 877-855-8733 Bare Root: X Container: X
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  • Sester Farms Inc. Gresham, OR Email now 503-663-4844 Bare Root: X
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  • Sobella Nursery Boring, OR Email now 503-801-5335 BB: X Container: X
    TSW Nursery Sales Inc. Aurora, OR Email now 503-678-4401 Bare Root: X BB: X Container: X
    Urban Forest Nursery Inc. Mount Vernon, WA Email now 360-428-5810 Other: X
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