The Redbud Tree

Scientific name: Cercis canadensis
Also known as: Judas tree

A beautiful, small tree that fits well in native gardens, even though it does not provide direct, significant wildlife support.
Short-lived (about 20 years).
Native to: Eastern United States
Color: Vivid pink flowers; dark green heart-shaped leaves
Height: 20-35 feet
Blooms: Early spring
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9
Light: Sunny or partial shade
Soil conditions: Dry but fertile
Compatible with: Dogwood and other understory plantings
How to grow: Plant container stock or balled-and-burlapped specimens 20-30 feet apart