Feb. 8, 2019

redbud, Cercis canadensis

I remember redbud fondly from my childhood. The family, Mom in particular, always watched for it to bloom on the West Virginia hillsides. A few years ago when I was doing some work in Oklahoma, I was surprised to see it that far southwest. Redbud is their state tree. They were surprised to learn it grows so far north as Michigan. We're all lucky to have it. Redbud grows in AL, AR, CT(S), DE, FL, GA, IA, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, MI, MN, MO, MS, NC, NE, NJ(E), NM, NY, OH, OK, PA, SC, TN, TX, VA, WI, WV, and ON. Ives Fen Preserve, Lenawee Co MI, 5/11/11.

Comments

10.02.2019 23:10

Dianne Young

For Minnesota, you need to get cercis canadensis, Northern Strain., yes, developed by University of Minnesota. It is hardier than most redbud.

10.02.2019 18:09

Nan

Does it grow in zone 3 in Minnesota?

10.02.2019 18:18

Robert W Smith

Hi Nan
Sadly, no.

10.02.2019 14:49

Genevieve Ryan

It grows in Minnesota too.. developed by U ofM Landscape Arboretum. Love it too

10.02.2019 15:16

Robert W Smith

Thank you Genevieve. I have corrected the post.