Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

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Buy Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' American Redbud: Deep purple foliage

This tree is deciduous so it will lose all its leaves in autumn, then fresh new foliage appears again each spring.

  • Position: full sun
  • Soil: moist, well-drained soil
  • Rate of growth: slow-growing
  • Flowering period: March to April
  • Hardiness: fully hardy

    Deep purple, heart-shaped leaves on a spreading, often multi-stemmed tree. In spring, crimson, purple or pink flowers appear on the bare stems but it is the leaves which make this tree so attractive. The colour becomes subdued in summer but it is one of the best coloured-leaved small trees. Like Cercis siliquastrum, it does prefer a warm, south-facing spot.

  • Garden care: Plant in their final location when young as they resent being transplanted. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter. However for large foliage this variety can tolerate hard pruning in early spring once it is established, then apply a balanced general purpose fertiliser.When planting, incorporate lots of well-rotted garden compost in the planting hole and stake firmly.

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I would use Crocus again


Good looking Cercus, and prompt and professional advise given by phone

Steve P



Excellent quality.


I bought a Cercis candensis "Forest Pansy" about 15 years ago and it was so beautiful each afternoon when the sun seemed to set it alight. Beautifully coloureleaves. I had to leave in when we moved house, which is why I bought a new one. Looking forward to seeing it thrive in our new garden.

Netley plant lover



Glorious large shrub


Wonderful leaf shape and colour





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I have this tree in a 10 liter pot,I have noticed that some branches no longer produce flowers or leaves.Is my tree dying?Is there anything I can do to rescue it?


Hello, I suspect it is running out of steam in such a small pot, so ideally it needs to be planted out in the ground. Alternatively use a really large pot filled with John Innes No2 or 3 compost. Make sure it is kept well fed and well watered and you should see results.


I'm looking for a tree to give us some privacy but it needs to be in a pot. Research has said that this tree will grow in a pot. I see that the largest comes in a 10 litre pot. How long could the tree/bush stay in this pot for? What is the biggest pot I could buy for a tree? And I looking for the impossible? Many Thanks


Hello there You could grow this is a pot but not in the pot it comes in. If you need it to be in a container I would plant it in the biggest pot you can get, with John Innes No 3 compost, which is a mixture of loam, peat and grit that provides a long-term home with good drainage, but it will need to be fed and watered regularly. The pot will restrict the size the tree will grow to, so it is unlikely to grow to 10m x 10m, which is possible if it was to be grown in the ground, in the right conditions. Hope this helps

Please recommend a spring flowering tree or shrub I had a new grandson born on 7th April whose name is Evan, I wondered if there was any plant shrub or tree that you could recommend either flowering in April or related to his name.


This is a lovely idea, but I'm afraid we don't have any plants that have 'Evan' in their name. We do however have some beautiful trees that flower in spring - just click on the link below each plant name to find out more about that particular one. 'Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=763&CategoryID= 'Crataegus laevigata Paul's Scarlet' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1050&CategoryID= 'Malus domestica Cox Orange Pippin (self-fertile)' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=1853&CategoryID= 'Malus Royalty' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4595&CategoryID= 'Prunus Shirotae' http://www.crocus.co.uk/findplant/selectionresults/?ContentType=Plant_Card&ClassID=4646&CategoryID=


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