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Western Redbud Standard Trunk

Cercis occidentalis
Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Trees & Shrubs Size Chart

Rounded growth patterns can be shaped into a tree or shrub form. Spring brings magenta flower clusters that are followed by bright green, heart-shaped leaves that mature to blue-green. Beautiful fall colors of yellow and red. Good native lawn tree, accent or small space tree.

Plant with California Wild Lilac


  • Landscape Size: 10'-18' tall, 10'-18' wide
  • Light Requirement: Full Sun or Morning Sun/Afternoon Shade
  • Water Needs: Low
  • Sunset Zone: 2-24
  • Growth Habit: Rounded, Narrow
  • Growth Rate: Moderate
  • Attributes: Deciduous, Attracts Birds, Attracts Hummingbirds, Attracts Butterflies, Showy Flowers, Deer Resistant

These characteristics apply to the greater Sacramento area and nearby regions. 

Live outside of our area? Please check with your local cooperative extension for the best growing practices in your neck of the woods.

Visit: UC Cooperative Extension Offices

Visit: National County Extension Offices

Green Thumb Guide

Prefers well draining, sandy, slightly alkaline soils. Prune in late winter. Feed with a tree and shrub fertilizer in late winter before new growth appears. 



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