Western Redbud is an outstanding small tree, both for its eye-popping color and low maintenance. Most of the year it's dense with dark leaves and purple pods. In spring it explodes with magenta blossoms that cover every branch and twig, and they hold for weeks.Native to California, Western Redbud thrives in zones 7-10 and is hardy down to 15 degrees. It's drought tolerant, deerproof, gorgeous in sun or shade, makes a terrific street tree or filler for the back forty..25 seeds.
Cercis 'Forest Pansy' can reach heights of 10m, but if you prune it, it'll will be more shrubby and perfect for small gardens. Be prepared for an amazing colour change as the seasons progress - it's absolutely stunning.