Position: Full sun.
Soil: Well-drained soil. Cercis occidentalis dislikes very wet or poorly drained soils.
Flowering Period: April - May.
Rate of Growth: Moderate.
Habit: Cercis occidentalis grows to be a large shrub or very small tree with a branching habit.
Height: up to 4m (13 ft)
Spread: 3m (10 ft)
Notes: Cercis occidentalis does not transplant well and should be left undisturbed once planted in position. Do not feed this Cercis with artificial plant food after planting it out, this can severely damage the root system.