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.