History Trail

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Tree Trail

Tree Trail - Introduction Index cercis-candensis-forest-pansy.jpg Read about Cercis canadensis - ‘Forest pansy’
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Tree 9

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Cercis canadensis

“Forest Pansy” -  Unlike other ‘Redbuds’, the ‘Forest Pansy’ produces a wine coloured purple leaf in springtime after the  tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers appear; remaining for 2-3 weeks in March and April. Then the heart-shaped leaves emerge as a glossy, vibrant ruby red and darken to a rich purple-plum shade for the summer. In autumn they turn varied shades of orange, red, yellow & purple. The autumn sun makes some leaves appear to be translucent whilst others reflect the light.

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All the trees (and their positioning) on this tree trail have been discussed with arboreal specialists


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A little more about why this tree was chosen


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