Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansey'

Plant Group: Deciduous Trees
Genus: Cercis
Species 'Var': canadensis
Common Name: 'Forest Pansey'

Quick Facts:

A spectacular, hardy small spreading tree. In spring the large heart-shaped leaves come out in a brilliant red-purple with a velvet-like appearance. The colour deepens to purple-black, then to a dark purple green before changing to an array of different reds, yellow and orange in autumn; Masses of pink flowers are borne along the bare branches before the leaves appear early spring. The Forest Pansy is an excellent choice for small or large gardens, features, mass planting, colour contrasts and general planting.

Plant in sun to part shade and moist well drained soil.

Height: 5m
Width: 3m
Rate of growth: Slow


Red-purple heart-shaped leaves in Spring changing to an array of different reds, yellows and oranges in Autumn.


Masses of pink flowers along the bare branches in early Spring before the leaves appear.