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Monday, May 4, 2009
My Favorite Edible Flower Tree!
This is by far and away my favorite tree in the spring. The eastern redbud (Cercis canadenis) is a beautiful small tree in the landscape and it has a bonus, edible flowers. The tree is a member of the pea family, but the flowers taste like beans. The tree grows up to 25 feet in size. Very nice in a city landscape. Use it as an understory tree! This one is suffering from the full sun. Only half of this tree is blooming. It just keeps trying to thrive. The bottom picture is of a variety of redbud called 'Forest Pansy'. It has beautiful purple heart shaped leaves and magenta flowers in the spring. This one is thriving outside of The Rosemary House and Sweet Remembrances Tearoom in Mechanicsburg. Best scones and herbal bus trips ever! I first saw redbuds on a trip south to South Carolina. They are found growing out of limestone outcroppings in their native areas. Find a place for this special tree in your landscape!