The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a flowering, deciduous tree or shrub in the Fabaceae family.
It is native to eastern North America.
It grows to 6-9 metres (20-30 feet) tall with and spreading 8-10 metres (26-33 feet) wide.
It has a twisted, dark-coloured, smooth bark and spreading branches. As it matures, the bark may become scaly with ridges.
The leaves are heart-shaped, about 7-12 centimetres (3-5 inches) long and wide.
The winter buds are tiny, rounded and dark-red to chestnut in colour. The flowers are light-pink to dark-magenta, appear in clusters, and are less than 1.5 centimetres (half-an-inch) long.
The Eastern Redbud blooms from spring to early summer.
Photographed in Nashville, Tennessee, North America, March 2023.
Photographer: Michael Catalano
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