Cercis canadensis (Eastern Redbud)
Type: Native Tree/Shrub
Height: 20-30' tall; 25-35' spread
Sun: Full sun to partial shade
Water: medium moisture in well drained soils
Noted for pea-like, rose-purple flowers which bloom in early spring before the foliage emerges. Flowers give way to flattened bean-like seedpods that mature to brown in the summer and can feed wildlife through the winter. Attracts butterflies. Deer, clay soil resistant.