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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis
    79 reviews
Eastern Redbud
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Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis
    79 reviews

Stunning Purple Blooms in the Spring!

  • Complete your landscape by adding the beautiful Eastern Redbud!
  • The earliest Spring flowering tree there is!
  • Purple flowers burst with color while you enjoy them ALL Spring long.
  • The structure of this tree grabs your attention immediately.
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Eastern Redbud FAQ

Where Should I Plant An Eastern Redbud?

This tree is adaptable to a variety of soils and does well in a spot that gets full sun to part shade exposure in grow zones 4-9.

When Do These Trees Bloom?

Expect pink to reddish flowers on this redbud in spring between March and May.

When To Prune Eastern Redbud Trees?

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 Eastern Redbuds in winter is likely to cause bloom loss.

Caring for Eastern Redbud

When planting your Eastern 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 grow and low maintenance. These trees tolerate full sun to 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 flowering tree is drought tolerant. In extended drought periods this tree will benefit from a weekly deep watering. Add a layer of mulch around the base of the tree that extends a few inches beyond the root zone. 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 Eastern Redbuds 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.

Landscape ideas

Redbud Trees can be planted almost anywhere in your yard. They are one of our favorites!  The showy blooms will mesmerize you in the spring. Want a different color? Try the Royal WhiteForest Pansy or Oklahoma Redbud trees.

If you have a natural area off to the side of your home, this is a great spot for this small shade tree.  Plant 1 or 2 in your front or back yard. They can be used as a focal point in the yard. Enhance this tree’s beauty with uplighting. 

Redbuds 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 well for color contrast.  The blues and greens pair well with the purple pink fluorescent blooms! 

This tree is great for planting in a bed or at the side of your home. Redbuds look great planted in groups of three in a 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!

 For additional Redbud options be sure to check out our  Rising Sun Redbud Tree  and the Redbud Tree Collection

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Growing Zones 4-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple

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