Cercis canadensis

 

A relatively small tree with a short trunk and spreading branches.  Clusters of tiny bright pink buds swell into showy rosy pink flowers in early spring before the leaves appear, with the long-lasting blossoms putting on a show for two to three weeks.  Heart-shaped leaves 2 to 4 inches in length emerge a coppery color, turning dark green in summer and then a bright vibrant yellow in autumn. The flowers also create clusters of bean like pods that remain on the tree into winter.

 

Sale-able Size Mature Size
Height: 8 feet 20 feet
Spread: 6 feet 20 feet
Trunk Caliper: 1.5 caliper
Climate Zone:  4-9