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Ornamental Tree with Spring Color
The Eastern Whitebud is an ornamental tree with stunning spring color. Plant several along the street or driveway for a colorful spring display, or just one as a specimen tree in the front yard.
The best feature of this tree is perhaps the extravagant show of blossoms it produces in the spring.
The sweet-pea like, white flowers bloom profusely, covering the bare branches at first, and then sharing the space with the adorable heart-shaped leaves that emerge as a perfect romantic blending of hearts and flowers.
Even when the flowers fade, the 5-inch, heart-shaped leaves remain a lovely summer-long addition to an already decorative tree.
When the summer draws to a close, your Eastern Whitebud changes into its yellow foliage until the leaves drop for winter. With its leaves gone, the 3-inch seedpods are revealed on the reddish stems for some winter color in the barren landscape.
Your Eastern Whitebud will grow up to 30 feet high with a 35 foot spread. The branches have a tendency to spread out, giving the overall impression of a gently rounded, or even sometimes flat-topped canopy.
It’s adaptable to many soil types and conditions, and is generally easy to grow. As an added benefit, your wildlife will appreciate the fall/winter seedpods, and bees and butterflies will likewise arrive for the spring flowers.
Your Whitebud is a lovely tree that will certainly be an asset to your yard and a friend to your wildlife. Plant several today and begin enjoying the rare treasure that is the Eastern Whitebud.
* Spring flowers
* 4-season interest
* Wildlife appeal
|Family||Cercis canadensis alba|
|Mature Height||15 - 40 feet|
|Mature Spread||20 - 30 feet|
|Sun Exposure||Full Sun - Partial Sun|