Forest Pansy

Cercis canadensis ‘Purple Leaf’

Forest Pansy Redbud

Height: 20-30′
Width: 15-25′

Shape: Vase-shaped
Foliage: Purple to green

Fall Foliage: Yellow
Exposure: Full sun

Zone: 6-9

A handsome purple leaf variety of redbud. The new foliage emerges a shimmering purple red and changes to a more subdued color as the season progresses. Before the leaves appear the tree is covered with purple-pink flowers, darker than the species. As Forest Pansy matures, it takes on a vase shape and tends to branch low on the trunk.

Photo courtesy of Bailey Nurseries