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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 cercis plant

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • £19.99
    • 2 bare root cercis plants

    • Despatch: By end of February 2016
    • £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.

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  1. Same as above

    By Adrian MacGraith 07-07-2015

    I have emailed you about this, and sadly my comments are in line with that of above. Non growth and has died, having followed your instructions. I look forward to your response. Thank you.


    Thank you for your review. I am sorry to learn of your disappointment with your purchase. If you would like to contact our Customer Care Team at, one of our agents will be happy to look in to this matter further for you.

  2. Pretty & compact

    By sarah mackenzie 25-05-2015

    This is the second year I've had this and though it hasn't flowered yet, the leaves are really pretty & it stands out against the green. It took a while to get going the first year, but I contacted customer services for advice and they were very helpful. It's a slow grower, which is great, & though I live in Scotland, I have a fairly sheltered, south facing garden, so am hoping for flowers....


    Thank you for your review and for taking the time to share your wonderful comments. I hope we can continue to be of service.

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