Cercis occidentalis

Western redbud

  • Height:   above 5 ft
  • Life Cycle:   perennial
  • Growth Type:   tree
  • Flower Size:   small, 1/4 - 1 in
  • Flower Type:   solitary
  • Bloom Type:   spring
  • Flower Color:   red
  • Native to California:   YES
  • California Range:   coast - inland - mountain
  • Water Requirements:   low
  • Characteristics / Comments:   showy color - found in washes/riparian areas
  • Average Live Seed per Bulk Pound:   12,750
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Taxon report data from Calflora

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Cercis occidentalis

Common Name:Western redbud

Cercis occidentalis, a dicot, is a tree, shrub that is native to California.

US Distribution:beyond CA but confined to w. North America
Plant Community(s):Chaparral, Foothill Woodland
Habitat:canyons slopes
Family:Fabaceae

Name Status:

Recognized as current in TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93

County distribution list:

Alameda, Amador, Butte, Calaveras, Colusa, El Dorado, Fresno, Glenn, Humboldt, Kern, Lake, Lassen, Los Angeles, Madera, Mendocino, Merced, Monterey, Modoc, Mariposa, Napa, Nevada, Placer, Plumas, Sacramento, Santa Barbara, San Bernardino, Santa Clara, San Diego, Shasta, Siskiyou, San Luis Obispo, Solano, Sonoma, Sutter, Tehama, Trinity, Tulare, Tuolumne, Ventura, Yolo, Yuba

See a detailed Distribution Grid of this plant in Calfornia.

Links: USDA Plants Profile | Jepson Herbarium

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