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Cercis reniformis (Redbud, Mexican)

Redbud, Mexican

Cercis reniformis 'Mexican'

A Texas native redbud native that is a smaller, more manageable sized Redbud for the average landscape -- staying under 20 feet in height and width. Although it naturally is a multi-trunk small tree, they are often pruned to be single trunk. It thrives in fertile soil with regular watering, but it’s drought and heat tolerant, more so than the Eastern Redbud.  One of the most drought tolerant redbuds available.

Clusters of rosey-pink flowers appear in the late winter to early spring before foliage, and continue for a couple weeks as the leaves begin to emerge. The seed pods are flat, brown and can be up to four inches long, persisting into the winter after leaves drop. The waxy, glossy green leaves are smaller than Texas or Oklahoma Redbud, and are extremely wavy around the edges.  

Accent Tree

Flower Color:

Light Pink



10-15 Feet



8-12 Feet

Homeowner Growing & Maintenance Tips for Cercis reniformis 'Mexican'

Interesting Notes

USDA Hardiness Zone 5a

Available Sizes:

Item Description
RBU-MEX-05 RED BUD, MEXICAN View Current Crop Photo

Characteristics & Attributes

Deer Tolerance
Full Sun to Part Shade
Water Needs