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NICE Spring 2024 Plant of the Season

Texas Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis) Ornamental Tree and Harbinger of Spring
Description: Texas Redbud, (Cercis canadensis var. texensis),
is native to southern Oklahoma to central Texas and
northeastern Mexico. Nothing quite heralds the coming of
spring than the spectacular beauty of redbud trees in bloom.
Autumn colors are equally stunning with the foliage turning to
a deep gold/yellow/red. Redbuds are deciduous but with
landscape interest three seasons of the year, they are excellent
assets to your landscape. The mature size of the Texas Redbud
is typically 15-20 feet high. Other redbuds that can grow in our
region include Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis var.
canadensis, and Mexican Redbud (Cercis canadensis var.
mexicana). Among the three varieties, there are differences in
size, water requirements, and heat tolerance so consider those
needs when selecting the best redbud for your location.

To learn more view: Texas Redbud plant information sheet