This is one my favorite small trees. This is an
Eastern Redbud, a close cousin of the California native,
Western Redbud. This tree has pink flowers in the spring,
followed by purple foliage around Mother's Day. Over the
next 5 months, the foliage will slowly turn color from purple
to green and finally to yellow or orange in October.
In San Diego, the Forest Pansy Redbud gets about 15 feet
tall and 15 feet wide.
Photo by Doug Kalal