Cercis occidentalis, Western Redbud

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Cercis occidentalis is a rounded, deciduous large shrub or small tree to 15' tall. Profuse flowers in mid-spring make a soft rose-purple haze February to April. This is a west coast native and very heat-, drought-, and clay-tolerant. Not for the coast because it needs distinct seasons to flower. Flowers (emerging before the leaves) and young pods are edible. Rounded leaves turn from a light or medium green to a rich red in autumn. Butterflies will alight!Minimum temperature: -20° F