Cercis canadensis var. mexicana
Common name: 
Mexican Redbud
Pronunciation: 
SER-sis kan-a-DEN-sis MEX-si-kana
Family: 
Fabaceae
Genus: 
Synonyms: 
Cercis mexicana
Type: 
Broadleaf
Native to (or naturalized in) Oregon: 
No
  • Deciduous multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, 5-12 ft (1.5-4 m) tall, rounded.  Leaves simple, alternate, to 7.5 cm, leathery, glossy green, with undulating margins.   Flowers are wine red.  Fruit (pods) to 10 cm long.
  • Sun.
  • Hardy to USDA Zone (6) 7     Some confusion as to its botanical name and relationship to other redbuds.  Sometimes Mexican Redbud (C. c. var. mexicana) is distinguished from the Texas Redbud (C. c. var. texensis ).  However, other authorities consider that the two varieties represent environmentally induced morphologies (i.e. more leathery leaves in more xeric conditions) and lump both under C. c. var. texensis.
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