Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy (common name Eastern Redbud) is a resilient shrub and holds the Award of Garden Merit (AGM) by the Royal Horticultural Society (RHS). AGM is a mark of quality awarded to garden plants by the RHS. Awards are made annually following plant trials under UK growing conditions. Paramount Plants has many plants in stock which have the AGM mark – just type Award into our search section at the top left of our home page to get a full list of plants available to buy online or at our Plant Centre.

To qualify for an AGM:
• A plant must be available horticulturally
• Must be of outstanding excellence for garden decoration or use
• Must be of good constitution
• Must not require highly specialist growing conditions or care
• Must not be particularly susceptible to any pest or disease
• Must not be subject to an unreasonable degree of reversion

Paramount Plants has a fantastic offering of high-quality Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy shrubs. This deciduous plant is attractive and very easy to maintain.  Cercis Canadensis is a multi-stemmed tree with purple, heart-shaped leaves and pointed tips. Its leaves are a striking purple during spring and summer, turning a warm yellow in autumn. The Forest Pansy will produce flowers in spring, usually before the foliage starts. These flowers can range from a deep crimson to a glowing white and provide a dramatic and very pretty flourish to any garden.

Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy

Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy – suits any garden

Cercis Canadensis Forest Pansy will grow well in a sunny warm spot and can grow to 4-5m in height within 10 years. Another great feature of this plant is that the flowers it sprouts actually improve with age and become much more intense with time.

Paramount Plants Planting Tips
• The Forest Pansy will grow well in rich well-draining soil with plenty of organic matter
• Cercis Forest Pansy likes to be kept in full sun or partial-shade
• These plants look excellent planted at the back of a border or against a wall

Cercis Canadensis is a multi-stemmed tree with purple, heart-shaped leaves

Cercis Canadensis is a multi-stemmed tree with purple, heart-shaped leaves

For further garden inspiration take a look at the lovely Hydrangea Paniculata.

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