The delicate Forest Pansy Redbud tree can be an excellent small tree for lawns woodland gardens or naturalized areas. ‘Forest Pansy’ Redbud trees are a purple-leaved cultivar of the popular Missouri native redbud tree. It is a small deciduous tree with a spreading flat-to-rounded crown. Clusters of tiny rose-purple pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the branches and mature trunks for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers tend to be darker and more purplish than other species. Heart-shaped leaves open bright reddish-purple and gradually mature to a more muted purple. Seed pods resembling snow peas appear in late spring after flowering. Fall color is variable but often includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange. **We recommend that this tree (and the Eastern Redbud) be planted on the North-East Side of your home. Placing the tree on the East side protects the tree from harsh winds and placing the tree on the North side helps this tree to bloom later which encourages these trees to thrive. These trees CAN grow successfully in Colorado however proper precautions must be taken to ensure the survival rates of these temperamental trees.