Rising Sun Redbud
Rising Sun Redbud Tree Care
Plant your Rising Sun in growing zones 5 to 9.
Redbuds grow in full sun to part shade and are adaptable to any soil as long as there isn’t standing water. This variety of redbud is the most tolerant of full sun, but we do still recommend some shade and extra watering in growing zone 9.
Once established, redbud trees are very drought tolerant. In extended hot and dry periods water deeply once per week for optimal growth.
Fertilize your Redbud tree in early spring with a balanced slow release fertilizer for best performance.
Apply about 2 inches of mulch extending out a few inches farther than the root zone.
Redbuds don't generally require pruning, but if needed, prune immediately after blooming has ended to remove any dead, dying, crowded or crossed branches. Pruning in winter can cause bloom loss.
This tree can be planted in containers, but it will need some extra work. Choose a container that drains well and a good quality potting mix. Don’t pick a container that is much more than 2 times the existing pot. Water when the soil dries out. Fertilize twice per year with a balanced slow release fertilizer. Upsize the container when the tree is becoming rootbound. You will see small roots start to come out of the drainage holes or even up to the surface of the soil. Also the pot will not hold water like it once did.
Rising Sun Redbud in the Landscape
Rising Sun Redbud Trees can be planted anywhere in your yard since they can grow in sun or shade. Not to mention their small stature means they can fit in just about anywhere even close to your home.
This vibrant dwarf tree makes a lovely focal point in a small yard, a mixed bed, or garden. The green, yellow, orange of the foliage and the purple-pink of the blooms are perfect for contrasting the blues of junipers in a rock garden.
Try the Rising Sun in group plantings for tons of color. A group of three or five in the corner of your yard adds an anchor of pizazz to your landscape.
The Rising Sun Redbud tree is small enough to be planted and showcased in a pot.
Plant your Rising Sun Redbud in a garden with a bench or near a porch, patio, or deck. This small tree is more than just a vivid landscape gem. It also attracts butterflies and hummingbirds.
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