Zone: 5, 6, 7, 8 Exposure: Full Sun, Part Sun Height: 25-30' Width/Spread: 25-30'

With flowers the color of a purple neon sign, Luscious Lavender™ redbud will certainly help you and your garden wake up in spring. Its pea-like blooms grow right along each branch and arrive so densely that you’ll see the exact branching of its wide, rounded habit. This type of flower display brings a unique, architectural feeling to the garden in spring. Later in the summer, the view shifts to a verdant lushness when its shiny, heart-shaped leaves fill in. The leaves themselves are wide and thick, and remain free of blemishes thanks to excellent disease resistance. They make a handsome companion to plants with fine textured foliage like Happy Face® potentillas, elderberries, Bloomerang® lilacs, and Glow Girl® spirea, or flowers with a fine texture like Pugster® butterfly bushes, bluebeard, and hydrangeas.

Why grow Luscious Lavender™ redbud?

  • Denser flower coverage
  • Brighter color
  • Benefits pollinators


Light: Can thrive in full sun, which is 6 or more hours of direct exposure to the sun per day, or part sun, which is 4-6 hours of sun each day, or filtered light all day.

Soil: Prefers moist but well-drained soil, but will perform well in a range of soils – alkaline, acidic, clay.

Water: Average water needs, but does best in soils that are moist. A layer of mulch will help.

Fertilizing: If desired, fertilize in early spring using a granular (not liquid) fertilizer formulated for woody plants, like a rose or tree fertilizer. One application a year is sufficient in most areas. However, if you are starting with a very small plant, you may wish to fertilize monthly through late July to encourage more rapid growth.

Pruning: Not recommended. If any shaping is desired, prune in the wintertime while it is dormant.

Botanical Name

Cercis canadensis 'Luclavzam'


5, 6, 7, 8

Flower Color


Foliage Color







Full Sun, Part Sun


Acidic, Any, Average, Moist, Well-drained

Season of Interest



Foundations, Mass planting, Shade tree, Specimen, Woodland gardens

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