Ornamental redbud trees are a true North American staple piece in many landscapes! These native trees have been gracing the United States since the dawn of time.
Staying small in stature and only growing up to 20-30 feet tall, they can fit in a wide range of planting sites.
Our 2 Redbud tree varieties: Eastern Redbud tree and Forest Pansy Redbud tree are two unique trees each with their own individual characteristics that share similar qualities.
Redbuds are deciduous trees meaning they lose their colorful leaves in the fall. Forest Pansy has a brilliant display of purple leaves with a whimsical appearance. Once Spring arrives, this flowering tree has a pop of spring color with pink or purple flower buds that light up the tree.
Eastern Redbud's leaves emerge green in the spring with the same pink flowers. This small tree's heart shaped foliage will turn to blue-green and eventually yellow in the fall giving it great fall color.
These small redbud trees prefer well drained soil and full sun to partial shade to perform best.
Be sure to check out the Redbud Grow Guide when it comes out for more information on redbud tree care and how to keep these gorgeous trees thriving in your landscape.
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Redbud Tree Care
How to Plant a Redbud Tree
When planting redbud trees you will want to make sure you have the proper planting site for the conditions your redbud needs. Once you have this, you will need to dig a hole that is two times the size of the root ball. Next, put new soil at the bottom of the hole and place your plant inside. Lastly, backfill the hole until the root ball is level with the ground.
Where Is the Best Place to Plant a Redbud Tree
The best place to plant a redbud tree is at least six feet from structures that receive at least six hours of sunlight and has well-draining soil. They can tolerate areas with partial shade as long as they get enough sunlight throughout the day.
When to Plant Redbud Trees
The best time to plant redbud trees is in the spring when weather and soil conditions are best and the growing season gives your shade tree time to establish. You can also plant redbud trees in the fall.
How to Prune a Redbud Tree
When pruning redbud trees you will need to prune off any broken, damaged or dead branches. Once this is done you can shape the tree to your desire on how you would like it to look.
When to Prune a Redbud Tree
The best time to prune a redbud tree is in the spring after the flowers have finished blooming.
When Do Redbud Trees Bloom
Redbud flower trees bloom in early spring, usually before any other tree opens up their flowers. They put on a showy display of colors to light up your landscape.
How Big Do Redbud Trees Get
Redbud trees can get to a mature height of 20-30 feet and a width of 25-35 feet.
What Kind of Fertilizer for a Redbud Tree?
The best redbud tree fertilizer is any all purpose slow release fertilizer.
How Fast Do Redbud Trees Grow
The average redbud tree growth rate is about 1-2 feet per year. Regular fertilizing can speed up the growth process and allows your tree to grow tall and healthy.
Do Bees Like Redbud Trees
Redbud trees do attract bees, butterflies, and other pollinators with their flowers in early spring.
When Do Redbud Trees Lose Their Leaves
Redbud trees start to lose their leaves in the fall and into the winter. The deciduous tree will show fall color in its leaves and then the redbud leaves will fall going into the winter months.
Redbud Landscaping Ideas
Redbud trees are great for any landscape. They can be used as a statement tree, container tree, and can easily fit into any nook you need them to due to their small size. Perfect for small planting sites or yards.