Oklahoma Redbud Tree

Cercis reniformis 'Oklahoma'
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Be the first in your neighborhood to celebrate spring with an explosion of gorgeous rosy purple blooms. The Oklahoma or Texas Redbud is loaded with early blooms that bring life and color back to a barren winter landscape. Spring isn't the only season to admire your Oklahoma Redbud though!

The wide canopy boasts an umbrella shape that looks lovely even during winter's dormancy. Redbuds have showy, shiny, heart-shaped leaves that glisten in the sun. Young leaves emerge in spring, shimmering red and as they age turn a crisp, clean green. In fall the green fades to a lovely yellow that you won't want to miss. Red-purple seed pods add further interest in spring, turning brown in late summer and often staying through winter. The pink-purple blooms coat the Oklahoma Redbud throughout spring.

Gardeners of all levels LOVE this tree! It is compact, only growing between 15-25 feet wide and tall. The Oklahoma Redbud is deer and drought tolerant and an incredibly strong tree that stands up well to wind and ice. This tree grows in full sun to part shade and is adaptable to any soil as long as it isn't saturated. Wildlife and birds love the seed pods. The blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Use the Oklahoma Redbud as a specimen tree, deck or patio tree. Redbuds look stunning in mass. Line both sides of a large walkway or driveway for a big WOW factor.

However you choose to add the Oklahoma Redbud to your landscape, you are sure to adore it for years to come!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

How To Care

When planting your Oklahoma Redbud be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive. Spring and fall are ideal times to plant. However, if you avoid extreme temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.

Redbuds are very easy to maintain. These trees tolerate full sun, part sun, and part shade and are adaptable to any soil as long as it isn't saturated. Water your new Redbud deeply about twice a week for the first couple months. After establishment, this redbud is drought tolerant. In extended drought periods this tree will benefit from a weekly deep watering. Add a layer of 2 of mulch around the base of the tree about the size of the tree canopy. Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease. Fertilize in early spring and when planting to give your tree a boost. Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer. Redbuds don't generally require pruning, but if needed, prune immediately after blooming has ceased to remove any dead, dying, crowded or crossed branches. Pruning in winter is likely to cause bloom loss.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants. Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. Avoid problems with Borer insects by ensuring your tree remains free from damage, especially from lawn equipment. Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay which eliminates the need to use lawn equipment near your tree. Borers look for a hole or weak spot to penetrate. Scale is an immobile insect that can affect almost any tree. You can treat this pest with horticultural oil. Be sure to coat the entire tree.

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

Landscape Ideas

Redbud Trees can be planted almost anywhere in your yard. They are one of our favorites!  

If you have a natural area off to the side of your home, plant a redbud tree there. Enjoy it sparkle with showy blooms in the spring.  Or plant 1 or 2 in your front or back yard.  They can be used as a focal point in the yard and they look even better with uplighting. 

Redbud Trees go very well with most other colors in the landscape.  Plant some kaleidoscope abelia under the tree for some beautiful yellow and gold colors. Junipers also work very well.  The blues and greens pair well with the purple pink florescent blooms! 

This tree is great for planting in a bed or at the side of your home. Add some Soft Touch Holly shrubs around the base for a great look! This Redbud looks great planted in a group of three in the back corner of your yard. Add some uplights and they will look great at night too!

Redbud Trees go just about anywhere. Just make sure that you can see it from your window, patio, or deck so you can watch it bloom and grow!

Shipping Restriction AZ, LA
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade, Part Sun
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

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Most orders and all supplies are processed and shipped the same day.

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We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in a truck over the weekend if possible. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. This delay will guarantee that your plants arrive the highest quality possible. Plants that specify shipping at different seasons will be shipped when they become available. ex. ships spring.

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Debbie F.
United States

High quality tree, high quality customer support

Beautiful tree, healthy, undamaged in transit and thriving after delivery.

Shonna M.
United States

Oklahoma Redbud

Beautiful tree!

James B.
United States

Redbud tree

The tree arrived on time and was very well packaged for transportation.

William L.
United States

My Oklahoma redbud

Thanx, for your concern about my order. My experience waiting for my tree was very anxious, I couldn't wait for it to get here. I watched the tracking everyday, and it got California in 3 1/2days, but Sat at Fed ex facility for another 3 1/2days before it got to me. But the tree was in good shape and my Oklahoma redbud still had flowers on it, but the colors of the flowers were disappointing, because I was told when I ordered my tree it would have rosy-purple flowers, but there more of a rosy-pink. But I will order from the planting tree again because your trees are well packed and even 7 days on the road from North Carolina to California the trees are healthy when they arrive. Thanx again WLAG

United States

Love the color of this beautiful Oklahoma Redbud

Oklahoma Redbud was ordered on Sunday night, 11 March. Tree was sent on 12 March and I received in 13 March when it was planted. Tree is 5 1/2 ft tall, as advertised, and was sent in a container surrounded by a brilliantly designed cardboard box - packed better than anything else I have ever received. Tree was blooming when it arrived and it is still blooming today, a month later. The Charleston area has many redbuds of various colors, but the color on this Oklahoma Redbud is magnificent. I'm hoping it will like it here, and if it makes it through the year, I will order more from The Planting Tree. I could not be more happy.

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