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  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree
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  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree
  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree
  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree
  • Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree
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Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree

North American Redbud Trees

from From £49.99 (ex. VAT)
( £59.99 (ex. VAT) inc. VAT)

One of our most popular Cercis varieties, 'Forest Pansy' is a dramatic small tree grown for its beautiful foliage, although it profusely flowers too. The glorious heart-shaped leaves emerge a glossy, vibrant ruby red and darken to a rich purple-plum shade for the summer. In autumn they turn striking shades of orange, red, yellow and purple. The autumn sun makes some leaves appear to be translucent and others reflect the light - plant in a position where the sun can backlight the foliage for full effect.

This North American Redbud will grow in a bushy, rounded form. Branches are spangled in tiny, deep pink, pea-like flowers ahead of the foliage and hang onto the dark branches through May. As a tree, expect a height and spread of 5 x 4 metres in 20 years and when grown as a shrub, 4 x 4 meters. Most  well drained soils will be suitable and for the best leaf colour, plant in an open, sunny position. Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' deservedly has the RHS Award of Garden Merit.

AKA North American redbud shrub, American Judas tree

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Variety Root Type Height Now Form ? Price Qty Basket
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
7.5L pot 90-120cm Bush £49.99 (ex. VAT) New batch ready Spring 2018
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
12L pot 150-200cm Pruned & Shaped Tree £54.99 (ex. VAT)
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
45L pot approx 3.0-3.5m Standard Tree, 8-10cm girth £199.99 (ex. VAT)
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
45L pot 200-250cm Multi-stem £219.99 (ex. VAT)
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
55L pot approx 3.5-4.5m Heavy Standard Tree, 12-14cm girth £279.99 (ex. VAT)
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Delivery Timescales

Most deliveries are made within a week of placing the order. All trees are carefully packed by our experienced team, with many despatched to our tried and tested couriers within 24 hours (please allow up to 10 days). These trees are sent on a 'no signature required' basis, so there's no need to be in. You can give instructions on where to leave them via the checkout or email us (sales@ornamental-trees.co.uk).

There is a slightly longer timescale on pleached and mature trees (trees over 2.5m in height) because we group orders together by geographic area for specialist delivery - we will contact these customers to notify them of the delivery date and whether the delivery driver needs help unloading the trees.

Gift trees and those required for arrival by a specific date can be accommodated with pleasure, although we accept no legal responsibility for late deliveries.

Our nursery is a busy despatch centre, so please make an appointment to collect or view trees.  For collections, despatch charges will be refunded.

Delivery Costs

1 small tree (most trees with a height under 1.5 metres) : £7.95 + vat

1 medium tree (most trees 1.5-2 metres in height) or 2-4 small trees: £9.95 + vat

2+ medium trees or 5+ small trees: £12.95 + vat

1-4 large trees (trees too large to fit in a box): £19.95 + vat

Mature, pleached or 5+ large trees: Cost is calculated in the checkout process and varies by postcode. You can buy additional trees with no increase in delivery cost.

The above prices exclude the Scottish Highlands, where delivery starts from £24.95 + vat and is calculated in the checkout process.

Northern Ireland, Channel Islands and Non Mainland UK

Our courier charges are not viable for just one or two trees, but if you have a larger requirement then please do speak to us to see if we can find a solution.

Planting Advice for Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Trees

When planting Cercis trees, it is important to prepare the planting area well. Pot grown redbuds can be planted at any time of the year. You will need to carry out the following to prepare your planting site.

Firstly, remove all weeds and grass within a metre of your desired planting hole then dig a hole as deep as your root mass and approximately 2x as wide. We recommend digging a square hole as this encourages the roots to grow straight as opposed to around inside the hole. To help your tree establish more effectively, we advise applying root grow (sprinkle in the hole for pot grown trees), especially if you have poor soil. Gently loosen the roots and place into the planting hole.

If your soil is poor, mix 50% of the original soil with 50% high quality compost, fill in the hole and firm around gently. Make sure not to bank the soil up around the collar of the tree as this can cause problems. To see how to use a tree stake and tie, watch our informational how to videos.

Aftercare Advice for Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Trees

If you’re planting in dry weather, water well and regularly for the first few months. The same goes for spring and summer planting. Make sure to keep an eye on your young tree and increase watering if there are extended periods of hot or dry weather. If you’re planting in autumn, you may only need to water your tree a little. We also stock a range of irrigation kits, suitable for a variety of planting schemes.

Once planted, it is important to keep the area free of competing weeds and grass for the first couple of growing seasons. Using a glyphosate based weed killer or installing mulch matting and bark chips will aid in this. Do not simply mow the grass around the area as this will only encourage it to grow more vigorously. If you know your area is prone to rabbits, we would advise using a rabbit guard.

Pruning Advice for Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Trees

Cercis trees tend to grow with multiple leaders rather than one clear leader. Allow this to occur naturally for the best overall shape. If your redbud tree requires hard pruning, you can do this in spring/summer after flowering. Any general pruning to remove badly positioned or damaged branches should be carried out in winter.

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy' Tree (North American Redbud Trees) Description

  • Common name: North American redbud tree
  • Awards: RHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Height and spread in 20 years: 5 x 4 metres (or perhaps a bit less depending on light levels)
  • Seasons of interest: Spring, Autumn
  • Foliage: Young red foliage, matures to deep plum and turns orange, red, yellow and purple in autumn
  • Soil: Requires a well-drained site, but tolerates most soil types