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Cercis canadensis var. canadensis L.
USDA Symbol: CECAC
USDA Native Status: Native to U.S.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Perennial Habit: Tree Flower:
Flowers 1/2 inch
Red Size Class:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Red
Bloom Time: Mar
AL , AR , CT , DC , DE , FL , GA , IA , IL , IN , KS , KY , LA , MA , MD , MI , MO , MS , NC , NE , NJ , NY , OH , OK , PA , SC , TN , TX , VA , WV Native Habitat:
Shaded woods, Stream, river banks, Woodlands edge, Opening, Open woodlands USDA Native Status: L48(N), CAN(N)
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Low
Light Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Dry
Cold Tolerant: yes
Soil Description: Sandy, Sandy Loam, Medium Loam, Clay Loam, Clay, Limestone-based
Showy, Attractive, Understory tree,
Fast growing, Accent tree
Fall conspicuous Use Wildlife:
Nectar-bees, Nectar-butterflies, Nectar-moths, Nectar-insects, Fruit-birds, Browse. Conspicuous Flowers:
Butterflies Larval Host:
Butterflies and Moths of North America (BAMONA)
Cercis canadensis var. canadensis
is a larval host and/or nectar source for:
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Record Modified: 2012-07-31
Research By: TWC Staff