Rising Sun Redbud

Cercis Canadensis 'JN2'
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This is one of our Favorites! This Rising Sun Redbud tree has what others don't. Watch as its heart shaped leaves transform into a work of art. Each leaf has a tri-color to it. Enjoy yellow, orange, and apricot colors during the summer and fading into a lime green when it gets hot. Wait... we forgot about spring. As spring approaches, beautiful fuchsia pink blooms cover its branches that really brighten your day.

The Rising Sun Redbud needs to be planted in an area where it will receive full sun. It reaches heights of up to 8-12 feet tall and about 8 feet wide. It will need regular watering once it gets hot but other than that, it's quite the tree.

Birds and Butterflies will also be attracted to your Rising Sun Redbud tree.

This is the ideal tree for a specimen or focal point in your landscape.

growing zone 5-9
Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Pink

How To Care

When planting your Rising Sun 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.

Rising Sun 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 Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Pink

Landscape Ideas

Rising Sun 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 here.  Enjoy it sparkle with 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.  

Rising Sun 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 fuschia pink blooms!

There really isn't a bad place to plant your new Redbud Tree.  Just make sure that you can see it from your window because you will have your eye on it!

For additional options, be sure to check out our Redbud Tree and Dwarf Tree collection.

Shipping Restriction AZ
Soil Type Adaptable
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Shade
Drought Tolerance Good
Mature Height 8-10 Feet
Mature Width 6-10 Feet
Fall Color Yellow
Bloom Color Pink

Shipping Details

We plan each shipment to avoid your plants sitting in transit over the weekend during the summer months. This means your order may be held until the following Monday to ensure the shortest delivery time. We guarantee that your plants arrive at the highest quality possible.

Please see the below transit map that specifies an average amount of days after your order has shipped.

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Jennifer P.
United States

So far, so good

The tree arrived in great condition. I planted it immediately and we will see how it does.

Stephanie M.
United States United States

Trees are awesome

Fast process and the trees were packaged very well. Very happy with the care and quality!

Valerie H.
United States United States

Rising sun redbud

the tree was in perfect condition and expertly boxed. we received it in only about 2 days. hopefully it will thrive but we will not know until spring!

Sarah O.
United States United States

Watching and waiting

There is a tree like this in downtown Burlington, and I have been obsessed with it! After finally identifying it, I found Planting Tree, and they are very close to my house. Reserving that fifth star to see how my tree does next year.

Jennifer W.
United States United States

It's okay but on the small side of the promised range and doesn't look extremely healthy

To be fair, this tree was sent to us at the beginning of October - so I"m not sure if it's because of the time of year or what, but the tree was definitely on the small side of the promised 4-5ft range, and didn't look completely healthy - leaves were a bit withered and torn, several of the branches were leaf-less, etc. I sure hope it comes through in the Spring

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