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Ruby Falls

Ruby Falls is a compact weeping Cercis, reaching a height of about 2m or so. It was the first purple-leaved weeping Cercis

The light purple blossom appears on bare weeping branches, the flowers contrast with the surrounding dark red bracts.

The dense large leaves follow the blossom. They are a deep bronze-purple colour, clothing the pendulous branches so thickly that the main stem is completely hidden.

With its large heart-shaped flowers and modest space requirements Ruby Falls is the obvious choice as a present for a Ruby wedding.

Ruby Falls cercis (redbud) trees for sale

  • 2-year pot-grown tree £49.95
    In a 12L pot
    Medium size (2.5m-3.5m after 10 years)
Next deliveries

Deliveries from September for pot grown and December for bare-rooted (where items shown in stock).


Ruby Falls was developed by Dr. Denny Werner of North Carolina State University. Since the 1990s this university has become the focal point for almost all development of Cercis canadensis. The purple leaf colour is derived from Forest Pansy, while the weeping habit comes from Covey.

Ruby Falls characteristics

  • AwardsRHS Award of Garden Merit
  • Gardening skillBeginner
  • Attractive featuresAttractive flowersAttractive foliageAutumn foliage colourVariegated foliageSummer foliage colour
  • Growth habitWeeping
  • Height after 10 years1.5m-2.5m / 5ft-8ft
  • Flower colourPink
  • Flowering monthMay
  • Leaf colour - summerGreen
  • Leaf/Flower sequenceFlowers appear first
  • SunlightTolerates shadePrefers full sun
  • PruningPrune after flowering
  • Site conditionsOccasional droughtFree-draining site
  • Country of originUnited States
  • Annual cycleDeciduous

What will it look like?

Illustrative example of a pot-grown tree of this variety as supplied. Approximate girth: 6/8cm. Trees should reach their mature height after about 10 or more years.

Ceris Can Ruby Falls redbud