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Chris and Josh Robinson
Robinson Nursery Inc.




Cercis canadensis


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  • Spring beauty
  • Intense plum colored foliage
  • Magnificent rounded shape

With its velvety, deep burgundy foliage, MIDNIGHT EXPRESS™ redbud beautifies your landscape well beyond bloom time! Enjoy the bright pink, pea-shaped spring blooms of redbud with the bonus of healthy, richly colorful foliage and an appealing rounded shape. 

As part of the Proven Winners ColorChoice Trees program, liners, whips, and finished plants are available only through the network of licensed growers.

USDA Zone 5 - 9 (-20°F/-28°C)

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Exposure Full sun

Height 20 - 30'

Width 10 - 20'

Type Deciduous

Bloom Time Spring

Flower Color Pink

Foliage Color Red

Soil Tolerates a wide range of soils, alkaline, acidic, and clay. Prefers moist, well-draining soil.

Pruning If any maintenance is required, or shaping is desired it is best to prune in winter when dormant. It is also possible to prune after it has bloomed, but this should only be done when necessary.

Uses With its relative small size and ability to grow in light shade, it makes a wonderful understory tree. It also serves the landscape well as a specimen or an impressive grouping.

Growing Tips They require consistent moisture when planted in full sun, a 2-3" thick layer of mulch will help keep the soil cool and retain moisture.