The Arboretum's redbud collection (Cercis) is one of the most comprehensive in North America. In 2008, it was officially designated a national collection by the North American Plant Collections Consortium. Redbuds occur throughout the northern hemisphere in the eastern and southwestern United States, Mexico, Asia, southern Europe, and parts of the Middle East. The Arboretum's collection contains species from all of these regions with a special emphasis on our native eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis).
Wherever they are found, redbuds are cherished for their cheerful spring flowers in shades of pink, purple, or white and their distinctive heart-shaped leaves.
Sign Sponsored by the Stanley Smith Horticultural Trust