Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
Common name: 
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud
SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
  • Broadleaf, deciduous small tree, to 6-8 ft (1.8-2.5 m) tall and 5-6 ft (1.5-1.8 m) wide, with a weeping habit.  Leaves alternate, simple, broad-ovate shape, blade about  8 cm long and 10 cm wide, margin entire; color is maroon-purple in spring, then burgundy by mid to late summer, and ultimately greenish.  The showy, small flowers are bright purple-red. 

  • Full to partial sun, well-drained soil, and moderate moisture.

  • Hardy to USDA Zone 5   `Ruby Falls` originated as a second generation descendant from a controlled cross between two Cercis canadensis cultivars, namely, `Covey` (green leafed, weeping) × `Forest Pansy` (non-weeping, purple leafed).  US Patent PP22,097, Aug. 12, 2010

  • Silverton, Oregon, The Oregon Garden

  • Oregon State Univ. campus:  in front of Champinefu Lodge (CHMP),1030 SW Madison Ave.

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  • plant habit, flowering

    plant habit, flowering

  • flowering branches

    flowering branches

  • plant habit, early summer

    plant habit, early summer

  • leaves, early summer

    leaves, early summer