PLANT INFORMATION
SEARCH FOR PLANTS
ADVANCED SEARCH
  • REGION
  • PLANT TYPE
  • SUN EXPOSURE
  • SOIL TEXTURE
  • SOIL MOISTURE
SHOW MORE FILTERS
  • FLOWER COLOR
  • FALL COLOR
  • FIRST BLOOM
  • LAST BLOOM
  • FRUIT TYPE
  • FRUIT COLOR
  • FIRST FRUIT
  • LAST FRUIT
THE NATIVE PLANTS GUIDE
PHYSIOGRAPHIC REGIONS OF CHESAPEAKE WATERSHED
  • MOUNTIAN
  • PIEDMONT
  • COASTALPLAIN

Cercis canadensis

6 votes | average 3 stars
Suggest an error in the plant data

eastern redbud

Family: Fabaceae

Regions: Coastal Plain, Mountain, Piedmont

States: DE, DC, MD, PA, VA, WV

Plant Types: Small/Medium Tree (Understory)

Height: 20 - 35ft; Spread: 20 - 35ft

Flower Color: pink to lavender

Fruit: Pod; black

Sun Exposure: Partial Sun, Shade

Soil Texture: Loamy, Sandy

Soil Moisture: Dry, Moist

Blooms: April - May

Fall Color: golden yellow

Habitat: rich, moist sites; prefers river bottoms and stream banks

Notes: purple flowers in spring, about same time as flowering dogwood; fixes nitrogen

WHY NATIVES

Rain washes chemicals and fertilizers into our streams, rivers and, ultimately, the Chesapeake Bay. Once in our waterways, these pollutants fuel the growth of excess algae, which clouds the water and threatens the health of fish, crabs and the entire Chesapeake Bay.

One of the easiest ways for us to reduce our pollution contribution to the Chesapeake Bay is to replace some of our lawn and typical landscapes with native plants. Native plants have occurred in our region for hundreds of years and are accustomed to local sun, soil, and climate.

By picking native plants that suit local conditions, you can reduce or eliminate the need for fertilizers, pesticides and watering. This also saves time and money. Native plants also provide food and cover for local wildlife like butterflies, birds, frogs, turtle and small mammals.

You can find native plants with the same shape, color, size or other characteristics as some of your favorite non-native plants to create attractive and more natural landscapes right in your own yard.

Suggest an error in the plant data






captcha


LEAVE YOUR COMMENT HERE
Comment with authority | Log in

*