Texas Redbud

Texas Redbud

Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Cercis canadensis var. texensis
Redbud; Judas Tree; Duraznillo
South-central U.S.

20 feet

30 feet
  • Central Texas
  • Texas
  • Full Sun
  • Part Sun/Shade
  • Low
  • Flowering
  • Attracts Pollinators

About This Plant

The traffic-stopping sight of redbud in bloom is one of the earliest signs of spring; pink flowers smother the bare branches for a couple of weeks before the leaves appear.

Texas Redbud is fast-growing, with rounder, thicker leaves than it’s Eastern Redbud cousin, making it a little more drought-hardy. It can be grown in the understory around larger shade trees, although it flowers better in sun.


Pruning is always optional. Always make cuts near a bud or branch; focus on minimizing dead, damaged or rubbing branches. Remove no more than 25% of the total canopy during any five-year cycle. Never remove more than the lowest third of the tree in a single pruning period — for example, on a 12-foot tree, stick to the lowest 4 feet.


Plant Type:
Small Tree
15-20' H, 20-30' W
Sunlight Requirements:
Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade
Soil Types:
Clay, Sandy, Thin, Well drained
Bees, Butterflies, Butterfly Larvae, Pollinators
Flower Color:
Lavender, Pink
Bloom Time:
February, March
Freeze Hardy:
Coupon Eligible:

This plant goes well with

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