Western Redbud, California Redbud Cercis occidentalis

Detailed Listing For
Botanical Name:

Cercis occidentalis

Family:

LEGUMINOSAE

Genus:

Cercis

Species:

occidentalis

Common Name:

Western Redbud, California Redbud

Seeds Per Pound:
21,315
Quantity:
1.93 lb
Average Viable Seeds/Packet:
23
Germination:
98%
Germination Test Type:
cut
Purity:
99%
Height:
14 feet
Collection Locale:
California
Crop Year:
2019
Minimum Hardiness Zone:
8
In Stock: 1.93 lb
Prices
  • Cercis occidentalis

Sample Bulk Pricing
1 packet
4.95
1 oz
19.95
1 lb
119.50
Growing Info:
Scarification: Soak in hot tap water, let stand in water for 24 hours, repeat process on seed that did not imbibe.
Stratification: none required.
Germination: can be sown outdoors in the fall for spring germination, sow seed 1/4" deep, keep moist, mulch the seed bed, remove mulch upon germination.
Other: if boiling water treatment does not allow seed to imbibe, sulfuric acid treatment is required. boiling water can be used if hot water does not scarify the seed.
In a Nutshell:
* Cercis occidentalis, the western redbud (syn. Cercis orbiculata Greene) is a small tree or shrub in the legume family. It is found across the American Southwest, from California to Utah.
* The thin, shiny brown branches bear shiny heart-shaped leaves which are light green early in the season and darken as they age. Leaves on plants at higher elevation may turn gold or red as the weather cools.
* The showy flowers are bright pink or magenta, and grow in clusters all over the shrub, making the plant very colorful and noticeable in the landscape.
* Native Californians use the twigs of the western redbud to weave baskets, and even prune the shrub to encourage growth of new twigs. The bark provides a faint reddish dye for the finished basketry. more...