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Xeriscape Demonstration Garden Information Sheet


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Cercis occidentalis 

Deciduous shrub 6-20 ft. tall and 10-15 ft. wide. Desirable for its magenta spring flowers, yellow to red fall color, and dangling winter seed pods. It is tolerant of many soil types, drought and oak root fungus. Moderately fast grower. Attracts hummingbirds & butterflies. Native statewide in California in foothills below 4500 ft. in chaparral and woodland communities also Arizona and Utah. Drought resistant, Reflected sun or shade, does not like high alkaline or saline soil.


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