The Plant Company

Bringing your garden to life


01403 740100

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The Plant Company
Coolham Road
West Chiltington
West Sussex
RH20 2LH

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Opening times:
Tuesday-Friday, 9:00-17:30.
Closed public holidays.


The Plants

Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

eastern redbud

Photo of Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'


A beautiful small tree with purple, heart-shaped, leaves and pointed tips. Its leaves are a stunning purple colour during spring and summer before fading in autumn. Its deep crimson, pink or sometimes white pea-like flowers from March to April prove a dramatic spring display emerging before its leaves.


  • Shrubs
  • Trees

Award of Garden Merit

Foliage: Deciduous

Hardiness: Hardy

Vigour: Slow growing


  • Beds and borders
  • Cottage style garden
  • Woodland area
  • Contemporary style garden
  • Specimen

Special features

  • Low maintenance
  • Architectural

Care instructions

Grow in moist but well-drained soil in full sun or dappled shade. Requires minimal pruning. Remove any broken, diseased or crossing branches in late autumn or winter.


Size: Small

Pot size: 15 litre

Eventual height: 800cm

Eventual spread: 600cm


  • Light shade
  • Sun


  • South
  • East
  • West

Soil types

  • Sandy
  • Normal
  • Clay

Soil pH ranges

  • Acid
  • Neutral
  • Alkaline