Traveller Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis)

Traveller Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. texensis)


Traveller Redbud is a woody, deciduous, perennial shrub, or tree in the Fabaceae (bean) family that can grow 5 to 6 feet in height and 2 to 18 feet in width. It has a rounded, weeping form with a medium growth rate. It was found as a seedling in a row of trees at Madrone Nursery in San Marcos, Texas. Its native habitat includes Texas, Oklahoma, and northern Mexico. Plant ‘Traveller’ in full sun to partial shade in non-acidic soil with good drainage, moist, and occasionally dry. It is more heat and drought tolerant than other redbuds. As far as cold weather, I’ve seen them do just fine with 9 degrees one night and 12 degrees the next. Then an ice storm 1 month later! It has very showy flowers that grow in clusters in the spring and winter. The flowers provide nectar for bees, butterflies, and moths, and once pollinated form leguminous pods with seeds that are enjoyed by birds. The pods start out red and mature to brown, being most noticeable when the leaves drop in the fall. Springtime is often a welcome season, and this Redbud, along with other varieties, will be among the first to bloom in your garden. But spring is not the only season that will be enhanced by this specimen. Its form will add beauty to a winter garden. From its sturdy trunk, branches radiate in an outward and downward fashion, forming a beautiful arching form. It can be used in all types of landscapes including borders, naturalized areas, slopes, small spaces, and woodlands.

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