Cercis canadensis [Eastern Redbud]
A fine small tree that grows wild in many parts of Indiana. Relatively trouble-free and drought-resistant. Requires some protection from the sun in hotter climates, however flowering decreases with deep shade. Canker, leaf spot, and verticillium wilt can be problematic for older trees, or trees weakened by other environmental stresses. Due to genetic variability, be sure of seed source. Long tap root means that older plants transplant poorly.