- 'Flame'--more erect branching, flowers double, blooms later, sterile.
- 'Forest Pansy'--purple-red leaves in spring, fades to green in the summer.
- 'Pink Charm'--pink flowers.
- 'Pinkbud'--pink flowers.
- 'Purple Leaf'--purple young foliage.
- 'Silver Cloud'--leaves have white variegation.
- Cercis canadensis var. alba--white flowers, blooms late.
- C. canadensis var. texensis 'Tesas White'--superior foliage.
- C. reniformis 'Oklahoma'--superior foliage, white buds/flowers.
Unfortunately, Eastern Redbud is subject to many liabilities. Its functional life is 10 to 20 years in urban landscapes, due to a combination of urban stresses, diseases, and pests. The tree is prone to trunk canker, heartwood rot, verticillium wilt, and scales, any of which can be fatal. It is also prone to storm damage with advanced age due to leaning and heartwood rot.
However, after a long hard winter, its beauty in spring provides a welcome that warms the heart of people everywhere.