A handsome purple leaf variety of redbud. The new foliage emerges a shimmering purple red and changes to a more subdued color as the season progresses. Before the leaves appear the tree is covered with purple-pink flowers, darker than the species. As Forest Pansy matures, it takes on a vase shape and tends to branch low on the trunk.

Height: 20-30'

Spread: 15-25'

Shape: Vase-shaped

Exposure: Full Sun

Foliage: Purple to green

Fall Foliage: Yellow

Zone: 5-9

Cercis c. Forest Pansy / Redbud