Chinese redbud is native to woodlands, thickets, and slopes in central to southern China. This tree will grow to 8-15' tall. It can be a densely branched, multi-stemmed shrub or small tree.
Clusters of tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the stems and branches for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Rounded, leathery, heart-shaped green leaves (to 5" long) are attractive during the growing season.
Photo courtesy of Toms Creek Nursery in Denton, NC (336) 857-2131