Eastern Redbud* (Cercis canadensis) eastern redbud
Form: Small tree with trunk divided close to ground, spreading. Flat top to rounded.
Mature Height: 20' to 30'
Mature Spread: 25' to 35'
Use: Effective single specimen or in groupings as an understory or gateway tree.
Notable Characteristics: Medium grower, Rosy-pink flowers before leaves, Large hear shaped lustrous green leaves,brilliant yellow fall foliage
Limitations: Must have partial shade. Susceptible to a variety of diseases that have led to decline in urban areas.
Where can I find this tree in Glen Ridge? Baldwin Street & Ridgewood Avenue
Cambridge Road & Town Border
Essex Avenue & Baldwin Street
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* Gateway Tree - refer to the Glen Ridge Community Forest Master Plan for more information.