Cercis canadensis ‘Appalachian Red’ – Eastern Redbud – 15-Gallon


‘Appalachian Red’ has reddish-purple buds that open to vibrant fuchsia-pink flowers. It was discovered growing along a road in Maryland by American Rhododendron Society plantsman Dr. Max Byrkit and released in the 1990s by the University of Tennessee.

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Pea family, Leguminosae

Along with Flowering Dogwood and Silverbell, this is a spring-flowering, North American tree that no home landscape should be without. It can be used as a specimen tree in the front yard or naturalized in the woodland understory.

Photo by David J. Stang, CC BY-SA 4.0 <>, via Wikimedia Commons

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Updated 22 March 2023