CERCIS canadensis 'Little Woody' PP15854
Plant Common Name
Eastern Redbud, Little Woody Redbud
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The small, lightly crinkled, heart-like leaves of 'Little Woody' and its bright rosy pink blossoms really adds small-sized, cheerful interest to the spring garden. This deciduous, small-sized tree originates from eastern and central North America and this cultivar was selected from a mass of redbud seedlings in 1997 in Morganton, North Carolina, evaluated and then named in 2000. Prized as both a small specimen or shade tree, it may be multi-stemmed or single-trunked and has a compact vase-shaped canopy that doesn't need even light pruning.
Eastern redbud has very distinctive heart-shaped leaves that turn shades of yellow in fall. Those of 'Little Woody' are glossy coppery red when new and young, and deep green, crinkled and matte at maturity. Before these leaves emerge in spring, its brown branches become covered with clusters of small, sweetpea-like flowers of rosy pink. These may be followed by a scattering of dark brown seed pods that persist into winter. Fall foliage color is interesting with tones of yellow.
Grow Little Woody redbud in full to partial sun situations, perhaps providing a bit more shade in the afternoons in hot summer regions. Provide it with fertile, well-drained but evenly moist soil. It is a gracefully and brightly foliaged small ornamental tree to accent the large foundation bed, naturalistic landscapes as well as small-sized formal garden or mixed borders.
AHS Heat Zone
9 - 6
USDA Hardiness Zone
5 - 9
2b, 3a, 3b, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20
Full Sun, Partial Sun
9'-12' / 2.7m - 3.7m
6'-8' / 1.8m - 2.4m
Early Spring, Spring
Northeastern United States, Mid-Atlantic United States, Southeastern United States, North-Central United States, Central United States, Canada
Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline
Clay, Loam, Sand
Drought Tolerant, Average Water
Spring, Summer, Fall