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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud 'Forest Pansy')

Beginner
skill rating
1 hour care
per year
12m
Max height
12m
Max spread
20-50 years
To maturity

Plant details

Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Other names

Redbud 'Forest Pansy', Cercis 'Forest Pansy'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Pansy' _ 'Forest Pansy' is a large shrub with broad heart-shaped, deep red-purple leaves and small, pink flowers. The flowers are infrequent and this shrub is grown mainly for its foliage.


Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' is: Deciduous

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)

Flower

Dark-pink, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Bronze, Dark-pink in Spring; Purple in Summer

How to care

Watch out for

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


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Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud 'Forest Pansy') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

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Botanical name

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

Other names

Redbud 'Forest Pansy', Cercis 'Forest Pansy'

Genus

Cercis Cercis

Variety or Cultivar

'Forest Pansy' _ 'Forest Pansy' is a large shrub with broad heart-shaped, deep red-purple leaves and small, pink flowers. The flowers are infrequent and this shrub is grown mainly for its foliage.

Native to

Garden origin

Foliage

Deciduous

Habit

Rounded to broadly spreading

Awards

RHS AGM (Award of Garden Merit)


Colour

Flower

Dark-pink, Insignificant or absent in Spring

Foliage

Bronze, Dark-pink in Spring; Purple in Summer


How to care

Watch out for

Specific diseases

Coral spot , Verticillium wilt

General care

Propagation methods

Seed, Semi-hardwood cuttings


Monthly care advice


Where to grow

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' (Redbud 'Forest Pansy') will reach a height of 12m and a spread of 12m after 20-50 years.

Suggested uses

Architectural, Foliage only

Cultivation

Plant in well-drained soil in sun or partial shade.

Soil type

Chalky, Clay, Loamy, Sandy (will tolerate most soil types)

Soil drainage

Well-drained

Soil pH

Acid, Alkaline, Neutral

Light

Partial Shade, Full Sun

Aspect

North, South, East, West

Exposure

Exposed, Sheltered

UK hardiness Note: We are working to update our ratings. Thanks for your patience.

Hardy (H4)

USDA zones

Zone 9, Zone 8, Zone 7, Zone 6

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Cercis Forest Pansy - transplant?

After growing this well for 9 years in a tight corner I wish to transplant it to open space 15 yards away. It's 7 ft high and wide. Before trying to dig it out, what sort of root system/shape… read more

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