Texas Redbud

Texas RedbudCercis canadensis var. texensis (S. Wats.) M. Hopk.

Whole plant

Family : Fabaceae

Longevity : Perennial

Origin : Native

Season : Cool

Redbud is a shrub or small tree that reaches a height of 40 feet. It can be found growing in limestone areas of the Edwards Plateau. The shiny heart-shaped leaves measure 2 to 6 inches long and 1 1/4 to 6 inches wide. The rose-purple flowers bloom from March to May. The reddish-brown fruits mature from September to October and are often eaten by a number of species of birds. The foliage is browsed by white-tailed deer and sometimes the flowers are pickled for salads or fried, in Mexico. This tree can be used as an ornamental as well.

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