Don't you just love this great show of blossom? Redbud, Cercis canadensis is a native tree. There are some new cultivars out there that are quite stunning. This beauty is C. chinensis 'Don Egolf'. The native tree is not quite as densely budded with blooms. The color is quite similar.
My additional references ---VTech Dendrology, NCState, Lady Bird Wildflower Database, and of course Missouri Botanical Garden.
Next week's tree-----Tulip Poplar
words and photos by Janet,The Queen of Seaford.