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Cercis canadensis - Eastern Redbud
 Small tree or shrub, up to 30 feet tall.
 
  Prefers rich soil that is well drained and shaded locations.
 
  Typically short lived between 40-50 years.
 Dark reddish brown shaggy bark that can peel off in chunks.
 Alternate, simple, entire leaf.
 
  Upside down heart shape due to cordate base of leaf.
 
 
  Leaf edges curl into "U" shape.