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Tree comparisons


Cercis
Forest Pansy

Forest Pansy is a deservedly popular small multi-stemmed tree, with purple flowers borne on bare branches followed by multi-coloured leaves.
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Growing


Cercis
Forest Pansy
Gardening skillBeginner
AwardsRHS AGM (current)
Attractive featuresAttractive flowers
Attractive foliage
Autumn foliage colour
Variegated foliage
Summer foliage colour
Growth habitSpreading / Flat-topped
Multi-stem
Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
SunlightPrefers full sun
Tolerates shade
PruningPrune after flowering
Site conditionsFree-draining site
Occasional drought
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Identification


Cercis
Forest Pansy
Flower colourPink - dark
Crimson
Purple
Flower formSingle flower (5-8 petals)
Flowering monthMay
Leaf colourBronze
Leaf colour - autumnMultiple tints
Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
Annual cycleDeciduous
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