Eastern Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis
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The Eastern Redbud is a perfect tree for any home landscape. Whether you have a small yard to brighten up or a large landscape you want to beautify, the unique Eastern Redbud is the right choice.

The Eastern Redbud puts on a show all year long! This small, sturdy tree is one of the first to blossom in the spring. Petite, showy, purple flowers explode all over the tree in clusters. Leaves emerge a shimmering red in spring. During the summer, these heart shaped leaves transform to a dark green. A distinct yellow shines through in the fall. In winter the unique, irregular branching and stunning, graceful shape of this tree shine.

This fast growing Redbud grows up to 2 feet a year. The Eastern Redbud reaches up to 30 feet tall and 35 feet wide, forming a round, dense vase shape. This hardy tree is low maintenance and disease resistant. It is adaptable to any soil that drains well. Due to its adaptability and resistance the Eastern Redbud can grow in a variety of climates. The Eastern Redbud is a sturdy tree with a deep root system. It is very resistant to storm, ice and wind damage.

You can't go wrong with the Eastern Redbud. Get yours today!

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AZ

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis

How To Care

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 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

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis

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

Soil Type

Adaptable

Sunlight

Full Sun, Part Sun

Drought Tolerance

Good
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis

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JM
08/14/2018
Jose M.
United States

Second tree

This is the second tree you sent me and it looks like this one is in way better condition than the first one. It’s a bigger tree with more developed roots. Let’s hope this one survives.

RJ
07/05/2018
Robert J.
United States

Replacement trees

2 of the 4 trees we bought didn't make the winter, but you stood behind your ad and your product. The 2 replacement trees are doing fine...Thx !!

JL
06/15/2018
Judy L.
United States

Memorial Gift

The Eastern Red Bud Tree was purchased as a sympathy/memorial gift for our son-in-law who lost his dad. It was received by my daughter (after a shipping delay) in great condition. It was promptly planted and we’re all hoping for many years of beautiful spring blossoms. Overall, very happy with this purchase.

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JH
06/01/2018
James H.
United States

Jim

Container plant was in had damage. While the plastic bag contained the dirt, it was out and off the roots. I planted right away, I don’t think it is going to live.

EB
05/31/2018
Eva B.
United States

I Love My New Tree :)

Thank you for The Planting Tree! My Redbud arrived safe and sound last Friday. It seems to be doing well, however, this is the first tree I ever planted so let's hope I didn't mess it up. I really appreciate the prompt shipping and the care you took to send me my tree. It arrived without any issues.

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