Forest Pansy Redbud Tree

Cercis Canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
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The Forest Pansy Redbud Trees job is never really done. Beautiful color could be seen for more than a few weeks or months with this medium sized, compact tree. If you are looking for that tree to add a little sparkle to your landscape, try the Forest Pansy Redbud.

Unlike other Redbuds, the Forest Pansy produces a wine color purple leaf in the spring after the flowers have faded. Clusters of tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers bloom on gray branches that stretch out vertically for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April), before the foliage emerges.

Flowers are darker and more purplish than other ones that you see. Heart-shaped leaves open bright reddish-purple and gradually mature to a more subdued purple as summer approaches.

The leaves of the Redbud turn green by this point. Spurts of purple are possible as the season goes on. The leaves of the Forest Pansy then turn yellow as the fall season arrives.

The Forest Pansy Redbud has a rapid growth rate. At maturity you could expect it to be between 20-30 ft tall, with a 15-20 ft spread. Though they do best in light, rich soil, Forest Pansy’s will adapt to any soil (clay, sand, alkaline etc.). They are both drought and pollution tolerant. In order to grow and produce beautiful flowers, the Forest Pansy Redbud does require sunlight. The more sunlight the Forest Pansy has the better.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

How To Care

When planting your Forest Pansy Redbud be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.

Redbuds are very easy to maintain. These trees tolerate full sun, part sun, and part shade and are adaptable to any soil as long as it isn't saturated. Water your new Redbud deeply about twice a week for the first couple months. After establishment, this redbud is drought tolerant. In extended drought periods this tree will benefit from a weekly deep watering. Add a layer of 2 of mulch around the base of the tree about the size of the tree canopy. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. Redbuds don't generally require pruning, but if needed, prune immediately after blooming has ceased to remove any dead, dying, crowded or crossed branches. Pruning in winter is likely to cause bloom loss.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. Avoid problems with Borer insects by ensuring your tree remains free from damage, especially from lawn equipment. Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay which eliminates the need to use lawn equipment near your tree. Borers look for a hole or weak spot to penetrate. Scale is an immobile insect that can affect almost any tree. You can treat this pest with horticultural oil. Be sure to coat the entire tree.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

Landscape Idea

Whether used as a specimen or grouped together it is a beautiful landscape tree. The Forest Pansy is perfect for lawns, gardens or naturalized areas. It is often used as a street tree in residential areas.

Plant your new Redbud Tree in the center of your front lawn.  View our designs for more ideas.  You can always install a kidney shaped bed with some yellows and blues to really add character to your home.  Your neighbors will always ask you what kind of tree is that...  No matter where you choose to plant this Redbud it will make a great addition to your property.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

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Redbud Not Doing Well

The Redbud came with no flowers or leaves, but that was expected for the time of year. It didn't seem to have any buds either, which was worrisome. Since planting, a few flowers appeared very close to the trunk. The branches all remained bare. A few tiny leaves are starting near the trunk, but still nothing on the branches. I noticed a trunk split where it looks like the tree dried out there and split open then healed. There is another split just like it on one of the branches. I'm hopeful the tree will survive but it is not getting off to a good start, which is disappointing considering how much I paid for it. All the other Redbuds where I live are blooming and starting to leaf out now while mine is bare.

David M.
United States

Excellent Product

Tree was received Saturday and in good condition,

David M. verified customer review of Forest Pansy Redbud Tree
Joyce D.
United States

Forest Pansy Redbud tree

Excellent so far but just planted tree

Kimberly C.
United States


Would like to be able to send as gift and add a note.

United States

Tree not doing well

It's been about a month since we've planted our tree and I must say it doesn't seem to be doing well. The leaves are drying and turning brown and we are not noticing any new life since planting. How do we take it vantage of the warranty?

Colagreco verified customer review of Forest Pansy Redbud Tree
PlantingTree™ Online Garden Center

HI Colagreco, It looks like your tree is going dormant. Give Customer Service a call on Monday so that we can further assist. Thanks!

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