Shade Tree Choices: Western Redbud

Western Redbud

Leaves
Flowers

Common name: Western Redbud

Botanical name: Cercis occidentalis

Flowers: Pink

Fall color: Yellow

Soil moisture: Moist soil, well drained

Growth rate: Slow/Mod

 

 

Minimum Planting Distances
from SMUD pad mounted equipment (such as a transformer mounted on a concrete pad): 8 feet
from a building foundation: 6 feet
from walks and driveways: 6 feet
from an air conditioner: 3 feet
from a fence: 3 feet
from a utility offset (such as an underground line, pipe or cable): 3 feet
from a utility overhead (such as an overhead power line): 3 feet
from a swimming pool: 6 feet
from a septic system: 25 feet
between trees*: 12 feet
* To calculate the planting distance between different size trees, add the distances between each species in the column and divide answer in half.
Example: the distance between a Red Maple (large tree) and Amur Maple (small tree) is calculated: 25 feet + 15 feet = 40 feet ÷ 2 = 20 feet. The distance between these two different size trees should be 20 feet.