How to grow Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Autumn colour. Photo - Linda Ross


Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Description: this small, deciduous shrub or tree has bright pink, pea-shaped flowers that open on bare stems. The flowers are followed by interesting, flattened, purple pods like long beans. The real appeal, though, are the large, heart-shaped leaves which change from a brilliant, eye-catching shade of purple in spring, to purplish-black in summer, then to glowing yellow-orange in autumn.

Size: 5m high x 5m wide

Cultivation: prefers a sunny, sheltered position with moist rich soil.


Pink pea flowers in spring. Photo - Linda Ross

Text: Linda Ross

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Author: Linda Ross

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