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CERCIS canadensis 'Texas White'

Image of Cercis canadensis var. texensis 'Texas White'

JC Raulston Arboretum at NC State University

Family

Fabaceae

Botanical Name

CERCIS canadensis var. texensis 'Texas White'

Plant Common Name

Texas Redbud, Texas White Redbud

General Description

This cultivar, 'Texas White,' is a white-flowering selection of Texas redbud with thick, shiny, waxy leaves, and profuse flowering. It is a native of Texas and Oklahoma and is a heat-tolerant variation of the common redbud. Growing as a multi-stemmed shrub or small tree, 'Texas White' bears clusters of white, sweet pea-like flowers in early spring, before leaves emerge. Dark brown seed pods follow flowering and persist well into winter

For best growth and flowering, grow 'Texas White' in full to partial sun, on rich, well-drained soil with good moisture. Prune anytime after flowering. It is an eye-catching specimen tree and also a compatible tree in a mixed border.

Characteristics

  • AHS Heat Zone

    9 - 6

  • USDA Hardiness Zone

    6 - 9

  • Sunset Zone

    1a, 1b, 2a, 2b, 3a, 3b, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20

  • Plant Type

    Tree

  • Sun Exposure

    Full Sun, Partial Sun

  • Height

    15'-20' / 4.6m - 6.1m

  • Width

    12'-18' / 3.7m - 5.5m

  • Bloom Time

    Early Spring, Spring, Late Spring

  • Native To

    North America, United States, South-Central United States, Texas

Growing Conditions

  • Soil pH

    Acidic, Neutral, Alkaline

  • Soil Drainage

    Well Drained

  • Soil type

    Clay, Loam, Sand

  • Tolerances

    Drought

  • Growth Rate

    Medium

  • Water Requirements

    Drought Tolerant, Average Water

  • Habit

    Oval/Rounded

  • Seasonal Interest

    Spring, Summer, Fall

Ornamental Features

  • Flower Interest

    Showy

  • Flower Color

    White, Purple, Pink, Light Pink, Fuchsia

  • Fruit Color

    Brown, Chocolate

  • Foliage Color (Spring)

    Purple, Plum

  • Foliage Color (Summer)

    Dark Green

  • Foliage Color (Fall)

    Yellow, Yellow Green

  • Bark Color

    Brown, Sandy Brown

  • Fragrant Flowers

    Yes

  • Fragrant Fruit

    No

  • Fragrant Foliage

    No

  • Bark or Stem Fragrant

    No

  • Flower Petal Number

    Single

  • Repeat Bloomer

    No

  • Showy Fruit

    No

  • Edible Fruit

    No

  • Showy Foliage

    Yes

  • Foliage Texture

    Medium

  • Foliage Sheen

    Glossy

  • Evergreen

    No

  • Showy Bark

    No

Special Characteristics

  • Bark Texture

    Fissured

  • Usage

    Feature Plant, Foundation, Mixed Border, Shade Trees

  • Sharp or Has Thorns

    No

  • Invasive

    No

  • Attracts

    Birds

  • Self-Sowing

    Yes