Cercis canadensis, Eastern Redbud


Historical Uses:

The Alabama Nation was reported to use infusions of roots and inner bark for fever and congestion. The Cherokee Nation was reported to use infusions of bark for whooping cough and children ate the blossoms. The Delaware Nation made infusions of bark to treat vomiting and fever. The Navajo Nation cooked the pods and ate the seeds


C. canadensis is a fantastic early-blooming tree! They have beautiful, pink, classically Fabaceae (Bean) flowers that are attractive to bees and butterflies. They are perfect candidates for gardens and restoration projects!

  • Listing ID: 2662
  • Duration: Perennial
  • Soil Moisture: 1-5 (dry to wet): 3
  • Stratification: Scarification and at least 30 day stratification required
  • Bloom Time: March-May
  • Family: Fabaceae (Bean)
  • Sunlight Exposure: Partial shade to full sun
  • Latin Name: Cercis canadensis
  • Common Name: Eastern Redbud
  • Eco-Region: 251, 255-A