SelecTree: Tree Detail
Photo Locations: BioPark Botanic Garden - Albuquerque, NM, UC Davis Arboretum - Davis, CA and The National Arboretum - Washington, DC
Utility friendly tree.
Tree is widely adapted. Has attractive flowers. White Redbud, cultivar 'Alba' has white showy flowers.
Native to China and Japan.
Rounded or Umbrella Shape.
Has Deciduous foliage.
Height: 10 - 15 feet.
Width: 6 - 12 feet.
Growth Rate: 12 to 24 Inches per Year.
Longevity 40 to 150 years.
Leaves Round, Glossy Medium Green, Gold, Deciduous.
Flowers Showy. Purple or Rose. Flowers in Spring. Has perfect flowers (male and female parts in each flower).
Black or Brown Pod, Large (1.50 - 3.00 inches), fruiting in Summer.
Bark Dark Gray, Smooth.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderate in Leaf.
Shading Capacity Rated as Moderately Low out of Leaf.
Litter Issue is Dry Fruit.
Tree Site Conditions & Constraints
Sunset Zones 4 - 24.
USDA Hardiness Zones 6 - 9.
Exposure Full Sun to Partial Shade.
Clay, Loam or Sand Texture.
Highly Acidic to Highly Alkaline Soil pH.
Seaside Tolerance is Good in Mild Zone.
Pests & Disease Information
Susceptible to Caterpillars, Crown Rot.
Health, Safety & Environmental Concerns
Branch Strength Rated as Medium.
Root Damage Potential Rated as Low.
None Known Health Hazard.
Desirable Wildlife Plant.
Special Uses & Values
Cite this tree:
SelecTree. "Cercis chinensis Tree Record." 1995-2018. Apr 23, 2018.
< https://selectree.calpoly.edu/tree-detail/cercis-chinensis >
SelecTree Nursery Connection Map
Cal Poly / ESRI