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Cercis canadensis Forest Pansy grows rapidly into a delightful small tree or large shrub with deep red heart shaped foliage throughout the spring and summer. Early spring sees the emergence of small mauve pink flowers from the stem's branches and even the trunk that only add to the appeal of this popular deciduous plant.
Striking foliage colour.
Small mauve pink flowers in spring.
Perfect specimen for colour contrast in the garden.
Cercis need a good sheltered sunny site with free draining and should be pruned back in the late winter to encourage dense plant growth. Tip pruning during the summer will also help keep its sometimes errant growth in check. Water regularly to prevent drying out from the sun and wind.