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Cercis ‘Ruby Falls’

Cercis canadensis

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ was selected for its attractive purple leaf color and weeping growth habit. Bred from stellar parents — ‘Covey’ x ‘Forest Pansy’ — ‘Ruby Falls’ is a breathtaking dwarf weeping-habit specimen, compact, elegantly formed, and ready to steal the spotlight from every other neighboring plant in your landscape! ‘Ruby Falls’ demonstrates excellent branching.

‘Ruby Falls’ has prolific dark rose-colored blooms that arise before the foliage in spring on bright red stems and bracts. Very showy, they remain for several weeks before being joined by glossy, heart-shaped maroon-red leaves held on pendulous branches close to the central stem of the tree. As spring turns to summer, the foliage becomes burgundy before transitioning to green in late summer. And even in Winter, ‘Ruby Falls’ offers an elegant bare silhouette! Small yards will benefit from the elegance and small stature of ‘Ruby Falls’. Benefits from the partial shade and well-drained soil. Do not overwater. Birds, butterflies, and bees will frequently visit ‘Ruby Falls’.

Origin: USA

Description / Plant Notes:

  • USDA Zone 5b (-15°F or -26°C)
  • Unique weeping habit
  • Large heart-shaped purple foliage

Patent Status: PP 22,097

PK Sheet
USDA Zone: 5 - 9
Height: 60 to 72-inches
152 to 183-centimeters
Spread: 40 to 48-inches
102 to 122-centimeters
Seasons: Early Spring
Flower Colors: Purple-pink
Foliage Colors: Plum, Dark Purple
Light Levels: Full-Sun, Partial-Sun
Growth Habit: Upright-arching
Usage: Containers, Garden border, Gardens, Landscapes, Mass landscape planting, Pollinator Plant, Pots
Patent Status: PP 22 097
Origin: USA

Grower Culture

Media: Well-draining media
Water: Well-Drained to Moderate
Crop Timing from Rooted Liners:
3-gallon: 78 to 104-weeks with 1 ppp
Other Varieties
in the Collection:
Daphne Eternal Fragrance
Abelia ‘Kaleidoscope’