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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Eastern Redbud

Hardy Tree

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  • A compact tree for small gardens, creating colour in every season
A perfect choice for small gardens, this slow-growing deciduous tree or large shrub bears heart-shaped, red-purple leaves, which age to vibrant shades of orange and red in autumn. If grown in a warm and sheltered spot, this variety will produce a smattering of delightful pink-purple, pea-like flowers in the spring, which are borne along the bare branches before the leaves. A magnificent specimen tree for small gardens, Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' can also be grown as a large shrub. This handsome RHS AGM variety is a real talking point and makes a lovely contrast to lime green foliage plants. Height and spread: 10m (30’).

Ideal For:
low maintenance garden, specimen plant
Flowering Period:
April, May
full sun, sun or semi shade, dappled shade
    • 1 bare root plant

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £19.99
    • 2 bare root plants

    • Despatch: By end of March 2015
    • £29.99
Grow Cercis canadensis in rich fertile, moist, well drained soil. Choose a position in full sun or dappled shade. Prior to planting, incorporate plenty of well rotted manure or garden compost into the soil to improve its structure and fertility. Plant Eastern Redbud trees at the same soil level as they were growing at the nursery.
In the first few years after planting, water Cercis trees regularly, particularly during dry periods, until fully established. Redbud trees will naturally form a handsome, often multi-stemmed tree. No pruning is required except to remove any damaged or poorly placed branches in late winter if necessary. Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' can also be grown as a large shrub, which encourages attractive, large leaves but sacrifices flowering. Once established, cut back all stems to 60-90cm (24-35") from the ground in late winter or early spring. This can be carried out every other year.

Seeds and garden supplies will normally be delivered within the time period stated against each product as detailed above. Plants, bulbs, corms, tubers, shrubs, trees, potatoes etc are delivered at the appropriate time for planting and will be stated on the product page or in your order acknowledgement page and email.

Orders for packets of seed incur a P&P charge of £1.95.
Orders which include any other products will incur a P&P charge of £4.95.
Where an order includes both packets of seeds and other products a maximum P&P charge of £6.90 will apply - regardless of the number of items ordered.

Please see our Delivery / P&P page for further details and details of any surcharges that may apply to certain destinations.

  1. Time will tell!

    By Rebecca Simpson 24-01-2015

    So far I have received the bare-root tree in the post no problem (said end of Feb and actually arrived early Jan). Planting it now. Looks unimpressive however my parents bought one last year which just resembled a twig and a couple of dead leaves, however it soon took hold and is now a very handsome and colourful shrub - hence my buying one! Fingers crossed....


    Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your comments. Trees and shrubs supplied in bareroot form will be dormant on despatch and can take several weeks to produce any top growth. Rest assured that this is perfectly normal as your tree will be focusing its energy on establishing a strong root system. I am confident that by the end of spring your tree will have come to life and be ready to bloom.

  2. Would at least like the chance to be unimpressed!

    By Val Watson 08-11-2014

    I ordered bought one of the through the offer from the Money Saving Expert website. All I've had is a series of emails and letters saying it will be delayed. I thought I was getting close as the last email said it would be here by the end of November but I just got a letter saying it was now going to be the end of December. Not really the best time for planting. I could have got pregnant and given birth in less time than this!


    Thank you for your review. I am very sorry to hear of your disappointment with your recent purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer care team on, one of our agents will be happy to investigate this matter further.

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