||trees|deciduous|height 12-20'|spread 12-15'|full sun|pinkish purple flowers in Spring||
Mexican Redbud (Cercis canadensis var. mexicana cult. "Sanderson"-1990 introduction)
One of the most striking Trans Pecos native trees, this variety is taller than the Texas Redbud and even more drought tolerant. It is also longer lived, 70 to 90 years. Unlike the Eastern Redbud, the Mexican Redbud is at home in full sun and poor soil. Spring blooms are followed by felty gray-green leaves with heavily ruffled edges. Madrone Nursery sells the outstanding "Sanderson" cultivar that we introduced to the nursery trade in 1990.
Mexican redbud needs protection from deer, as they will browse new growth.