Tree Information

Common Name: eastern redbud

Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis var. canadensis

Native/Naturalized: Native to Virginia

Status: alive

National Champion: yes

Virginia Champion: yes

Circumference: 145 in.

Height: 32 ft.

Crown: 39 ft.

Points: 187

Date Last Measured: 2020

Last Measured by: Robert Vickers

Date First Measured: 2010

Comments: Declared national champion in 2018 and recognized in 2019 as national co-champion with specimen in Loudoun, VA. A very healthy tree with multiple branches. Trunk circumference measured 4" above ground due to fork in the trunk.

2020 update: Has lost some lower limbs, but still healthy.

Top. Jeff Kirwan. April 2010. Bottom. Google Street View. September 2018.

Location of Tree

Tree is located in: Fairfax

State Map

Land Owner: National Park Service

GPS Coordinates: 38.95773, -77.1439

Directions: Tree is along south side of George Washington Parkway at the exit to the CIA. It is on the southeast side of the exit.

Contact Information

Contact Name: Robert Vickers

Contact Email:

Contact Address: 312 Springvale Road

Great Falls, VA 22066


Original Nominator(s): Jeff Kirwan, Robert Vickers

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