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Redbud Forest Pansy in the GardenTags plant encyclopedia

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' syn. Cercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'

 

Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

'Forest Pansy' is a deciduous large shrub or small tree with dark red-purple, heart-shaped leaves up to 12 cms. wide. It is grown mainly for foliage, but does bear clusters of small pink pea-like flowers on the bare stems before the leaves in Spring. The leaves give a fine Autumn display when they turn to shades of red, yellow and purple

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plant Features
  • Redbud Forest Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Redbud Forest Pansy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

  • Redbud Forest Pansy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Redbud Forest Pansy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

 
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plant information

Common name

Redbud 'Forest Pansy'

Latin name

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' syn. Cercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'

type

Trees or Shrubs

family

Fabaceae

ph

5.0 - 8.4 Acid - Neutral

  • Light

    Redbud Forest Pansy likes full sun to partial shade

    Full sun to partial shade

  • Frost

    Redbud Forest Pansy is frost hardy: 23f (-5°c)

    Frost Hardy: 23F (-5°C)

  • Soil

    Redbud Forest Pansy likes light and free draining

    Light and free draining

  • Water

    Redbud Forest Pansy likes occasional watering

    Occasional watering

Plant & bloom calendar

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full grown dimensions

The size of a fully grown Redbud Forest Pansy is 5.00meters x 5.00meters 5.00 M 5.00 M

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' syn. Cercis canadensis 'Purple Leaf'

'Forest Pansy' is a deciduous large shrub or small tree with dark red-purple, heart-shaped leaves up to 12 cms. wide. It is grown mainly for foliage, but does bear clusters of small pink pea-like flowers on the bare stems before the leaves in Spring. The leaves give a fine Autumn display when they turn to shades of red, yellow and purple


Planting Outdoors Spring

From Early Spring TO Early Spring

Plant in well prepared ground in early to mid spring.

 

Flowering

From Early Spring TO Late Spring

Flowers appear on the bare stems before the leaves emerge in Spring

 

Propagating by cuttings

From Late Summer TO Early Autumn

Take semi- ripe cuttings from this season's growth in Autumn. Cut neatly, just below a leaf node, a 5" approx. piece of a healthy shoot that has soft growth at the tip. pinch out the growing tip, and cut off the bottom leaves. Dip the bottom of the cutting in hormone rooting powder, and carefully place in a pot of cutting compost with the leaves just above the level of the compost. Water, label, cover with a polythene bag, and place in a warm, bright place, out of direct sunlight. Take the polythene bag off periodically for a while for ventilation (at least twice a week)

 
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