The Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a small ornamental tree native to the U.S. Its pinkish-red flowers appear early in the spring before the tree has leafed out. The redbud grows in full sun or a lightly shaded area.
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Gwen Bruno has been a full-time freelance writer since 2009, with her gardening-related articles appearing on DavesGarden. She is a former teacher and librarian, and she holds a bachelor's degree in education from Augustana College and master's degrees in education and library science from North Park University and the University of Wisconsin.