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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