Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud

This small Carolinian tree grows in the shade of larger trees. True to its name, it has beautiful pinkish blossoms in spring. Peterborough is outside its normal range, but it can thrive in a protected location. ( Zone 5+)

Redbud is an excellent, compact tree for multi-season interest and adaptability. White flowers in spring produce berries in June that birds will relish. Drought tolerant, and grows in both sun and shade. Height to 8 m.