The Eastern Redbud Tree aka the Judas tree offers one of early season spring’s most dramatic displays!
This deciduous tree, cercis canadensis, features multiple trunks that mature from 20 feet to 30 feet tall with an equally large branch spread of 25-35 feet wide. The trunks split close to the ground making a simple yet elegant form.
The flowering tree produces stunning, rose-purple flowers that bloom profusely in the early spring before its heart shaped leaves emerge. The Eastern Redbuds foliage grows blue-green and turns a dark green and yellow color during the fall season.
The rosy pink flowers remain on the tree until the leaves turn for their fall color display. You will never see bare branches on this gorgeous privacy tree. The flowers will eventually turn into seed pods that may lay dormant on the forest floor until germinating and turning into a new redbud tree.
The Eastern Redbud prefers medium, well-drained soil and full sun to partial shade. It is an excellent choice as a street tree, flowering tree, or specimen and is known to attract butterflies to your landscape.
Similar to it’s relative the Forest Pansy Redbud, they grow in most of North America and are native to the states of Oklahoma and Texas. They loved it so much they named it the state tree of Oklahoma. Grow in USDA zones 4-9 in a variety of soil conditions but notably performs better in slightly alkaline soil pH.
We do not ship bare root. These trees are rooted in soil. Similar to our flowering dogwoods. You will love this pink to purple flowered tree. Its small stature and spring color will be sure to light up your landscape.
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- Showy flowers
- Early blooms
- Low maintenance
- Attractive heart shaped foliage