"The elegant, arching branches of the white Eastern redbud (Cercis canadnesis var. alba) add a romantic touch to the garden.
Small white flowers cover each branch in the spring, followed by green heart-shaped leaves.
In the fall, the foliage turns a showy yellow. The redbud is a member of the Fabaceae (pea or bean) family, and it forms brown seedpods, similar to sugar pea pods, that remain through the winter."