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It typically grows to 69 m tall with a 810 m spread. It generally has a short, often twisted trunk and spreading branches. A 10-year-old tree will generally be around 5 m tall. The bark is dark in color, smooth, later scaly with ridges somewhat apparent, sometimes with maroon patches. The twigs are slender and zigzag, nearly black in color, spotted with lighter lenticels. The winter buds are tiny, rounded and dark red to chestnut in color. The leaves are alternate, simple, heart shaped with an entire margin, 712 cm long and wide, thin and papery, and may be slightly hairy below.

Wikiversity has bloom time data for Cercis canadensis on the Bloom Clock * Cercis canadensis Large format diagnostic photographs and information. Morton Arboretum acc. 380-88-6 * Cercis canadensis images at bioimages.vanderbilt. More

Cercis canadensis is native to North America. Range may be expanded by planting. See states reporting eastern redbud (opens a new window). More