Cercis canadensis 'Minnesota Strain'

Hardy Minn. Strain Redbud

Categories: Flowering/Ornamental Trees

A spectacular and hardy spring bloomer, with very showy pink to purple flowers held tightly on bare branches in early spring; somewhat coarse heart-shaped leaves; a top choice small ornamental tree for specimen use in the northern landscape

More About Cercis canadensis 'Minnesota Strain'

  • more flower hardy than species
  • a reliable bloomer in East Thetford, VT for 15 years

Northern Strain Redbud has rose pea-like flowers along the branches from early to mid spring, which emerge from distinctive fuchsia flower buds before the leaves. It has forest green foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The heart-shaped leaves turn buttery yellow in fall. The fruit is not ornamentally significant. The rough dark brown bark is not particularly outstanding.

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12-18 ft


10-20 ft

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Cercis canadensis 'Minnesota Strain' Characteristics


  • Interesting Bark
  • Native to Northeast
  • Small / Miniature
  • Good for Naturalizing
  • Specimen
  • Good for Shady Sites
  • Unique Foliage/Foliage Color


  • Morning Sun / Afternoon Shade
  • Shade Tolerant
  • Part Sun/Part Shade

Growth Rate in the Garden

  • Slow

Season of Interest (Flowering)

  • Early Spring

Season of Interest (Foliage)

  • All Season

Soil Moisture Needs

  • Tolerates most soils

Flower Color

  • Pink
  • Deep Pink
  • Light Pink


  • Spreading
  • Irregular