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Texas Redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis


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Texas Redbud
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Family: Fabaceae, Pea view all from this family

Description This redbud variety is a large shrub or small tree, 10-20 ft. in height. Its clusters of magenta flowers appear in early spring and continue to bloom as the large, bluish-green leaves develop. These deciduous leaves turn gold or red in fall. Seed pods are reddish-purple and persist into the winter.

Habitat Dry places.

Range Texas and Oklahoma.

Comments This tree is highly resistant to oak-root fungus. It tolerates lime or acid soils.

Exposure Preference Partial sun to sun.

Flower February - April

Native Distribution S. Utah & Nevada, s. to mts. of s. California & s. Arizona

Site Preference Dry slopes of canyons & foothills below 4500 ft.

Soil Preference Rocky or clay soils.