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Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2' PPAF
    18 reviews
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
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Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree

Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2' PPAF
    18 reviews

Add Bright Autumn Color to the Summer’s Usual Green!

  • Vibrant burgundy leaves that shift to yellow and green
  • A spice of autumn for your summer months
  • Heart-shaped foliage for a unique look
  • Break up those typical summer greens with this bright and bold tree
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Product Details

growing zone 5-9 Growing Zones 5-9
Soil Type Well Drained
Sunlight Full, Partial
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 15-20 Feet
Mature Width 15-20 Feet
Growth Rate Moderate
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Pink
Shipping Restriction AZ, OR

If you’re missing those stunning fall shades in the summer, then the Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree is a perfect addition to your yard! This vibrant tree’s burgundy red will cure your longing for autumn while it’s still spring and summer.

These leaves shift from deep red to yellow, then green at maturity. With one plant, you can get a rainbow of colors, all before the first leaf even falls in autumn!

The color isn’t its only exciting feature. With heart-shaped leaves, your yard will be both colorful and unique! Flame Thrower® Redbud makes a statement anywhere it’s planted.

Since it’s drought-tolerant, you can expect to enjoy this lovely tree in even the hottest conditions. Plus, it can be planted in an area with only partial sun, and it mostly thrives on rainfall after the first year!

To enjoy your own personal Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree, order yours now!

Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree FAQ

Does it bear flowers?

Yes! Lovely blooms in the spring will show up for a few weeks, adding even more color to this delightful tree.

How long will it take to reach its full height?

It will take about 10 years.

Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree Care


Select an area with full to partial sun (about 4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight with some afternoon shade) and well-drained soil.

Dig a hole twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as your tree’s root ball. Place your tree and backfill the soil. Water to settle the tree’s roots. Then, spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch over the planting site to conserve moisture.


Water your tree about once or twice weekly during the first year. If you’re unsure when to water, check the surrounding soil to about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry there, it’s time to water your tree.

After the first year, your Redbud can thrive on rainfall alone, but we recommend that you continue to check the soil. Soil should remain moist about 3 inches down.


In early spring, apply compost or a complete fertilizer, such as 5-10-5. Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions.


Prune the tree in early summer after the tree is done blooming. Begin by removing any larger lower branches and branches that cross over each other or rub together.

Cut off the branches close to the trunk without leaving any stubs. If several branches need to be removed, remove gradually over a few months. In late winter, prune any dead or damaged wood and remove any shoots that are growing from the bottom of the trunk.

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