Cercis canadensis. - Judas Tree - Red Bud. - This is a curious shrub, or low tree, indigenous to the southern part of the United States; often seen in large collections of plants, in gardens in New England. It is curious, from being covered with bunches of flowers, of a rose color, before the leaves begin to appear. They give a brilliant appearance to the whole tree, except at the extremities of the branches.
The Red Bud is beautiful in the spring, and not without interest, in full foliage, in the summer.