Don Egolf Chinese Redbud

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Outstanding Accent Don Egolf Chinese Redbud

  • Amazing, Award-Winning Form
  • U.S. National Arboretum introduction
  • Erect, Fastigiate Branches Point Nearly Straight Up
  • Very Pronounced Floral Display in Early Spring
  • Bare Branches Covered With Rosy Purple Flowers All the Way to the Ground
  • Long-Lasting Bloom Time
  • Attractive, Dark-Green Leaves are Glossy and Heart-Shaped
  • Upright Branches Give Winter Interest
  • Sterile, No Seed Pods
  • Can Be Sculpted to Fit the Space Perfectly
  • Compact and Easy-Care
  • Displays Excellent Disease Resistance
  • Introduction by the National Arboretum

Have you been a little...underwhelmed by your landscape lately? If things around your place just look static and staid, add this super-exciting ornamental tree.

Showy Don Egolf Chinese Redbud (Cercis chinensis 'Don Egolf') features upright branches that reach for the sky. The shape of this tree makes people take a second look.

Consider this "gotta have it" plant either as a tall shrub or small tree. It's one of the smaller Redbuds and won the coveted Award of Garden presented by the Royal Horticultural Society.

Sterile Don Egolf stays nice, clean and compact in either full sun or partial shade. It won't produce the typical long Redbud seed pods for winter.

It does, however, produce an incredibly show display of brilliant flowers that last a long time through early and late spring. You'll look forward to the springtime blooming season all year-long.

The rosy-pink-purple blooms are very pronounced on the bare branches. Best of all, they develop and flower all along their stems and trunkfrom the tips, all the way down to the ground!

These outstanding blooms are an early nectar resource to support helpful pollinators. If you are growing food on your property, you'll thank Don Egolf for the larger harvests.

For summer, Don Egolf puts forth a dense covering of shiny foliage. All leaves are pretty nice, but the high gloss of Don Egolf foliage really outpaces the others. They are heart-shaped, dark green, lustrous and large.

We will sell out of this excellent, small-scale flowering tree quickly. If it's in stock on our site, place your order for Don Egolf Chinese Redbud trees now!

How to Use Don Egolf Chinese Redbud in the Landscape

This tree has a thoroughly modern shape. It makes an outstanding specimen tree next to your front door, or planted at the corner of your home to anchor your foundation plating.

Commercial property owners, take a good, long look at this compact, sterile tree. All eyes will be on your business during spring when you repeat Don Egolf near your entrance.

Create an effective architectural garden feature by planting long, even rows. Create an eye-catching allee with a double row spaced 20 feet apart. Add stone benches and additional rows for an easy, one-of-a-kind landscape treatment on your corporate campus.

Steal this idea for home, too. Create a geometric planting of evenly-spaced Don Egolf and let the kids play hide and seek in and around the trees in a fun "Living Maze" or checkerboard.

Don Egolf is a perfect size to shade a child's playhouse. Give Rover's doghouse some cool summertime shade, too. How about an informal grouping of 3 or 5 behind your cozy patio seating area?

With a sturdy trunk, and erect, outward-growing branches, Don Egolf takes a great picture. Use them to make your landscape ready for social media.

Use one front and center in a high-traffic area, or create a destination spot further back on your property as the star of a springtime stroll.

No matter how you use it, you'll love the bold foliage and sculptural shape that angles out wide from the trunk. Don Egold can even be sculpted for a perfect fit in your landscape.

Site it carefully, studying all angles before placing. Plan for strategic pruning cuts after flowering to tuck these trees into your landscape.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Don Egolf Chinese Redbud trees do best when planted in well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist. Apply a three-inch layer of mulch over the root system to help keep it cool, but pull it back away from the trunk.

During planting, add a packet of Nature Hills Root Booster, following label directions. Boost your investment with healthy soil. The beneficial ingredients help your tree access water and micronutrients over its lifespan.

Provide a medium amount of water, especially when the tree is young. Water during periods of drought. Afternoon shade is appreciated in the warmest zones.

People across the country are searching for this popular variety. Place your order for Don Egolf Chinese Redbud quickly, don't miss out on our current crop!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 3, 4, and sometimes 5 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

Buying Options for Plants

Nature Hills sells a large variety of plants with several options available. Plants are offered in both potted containers and as dormant bare root without soil. Here is a helpful resource to understand your options as you create a beautiful landscape with help from Nature Hills.

Ever wonder what a larger plant will mean for your landscape? Container Sizes are really all about the age of the plant!

Seasonally, Nature Hills offers hand selected, high quality bare root trees, shrubs and perennials. Bare root plants are sold by height from the top of the root system to the top of the plant. Plants may be taller than the height minimums.

  • Popular sizes of select trees are 1 foot, 2 feet, 3 feet, etc.
  • Popular sizes of select bare root plants is 1 foot, 18 inches, etc.

Nature Hills Container Size by Volume

Keep in mind, specific varieties and different growing conditions can affect the rate at which plants grow. Variations in size may occur.

Young Plants to 18 Months
Size Volume
2"x2"x3" Ranges from .18 to .21 dry quarts / .198 to .23 dry liters in volume
4.5" Container Equal to .65 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
Sprinter Pot Equal to .63 dry quart / .69 dry liter in volume
4" Container Ranges from .31 to .87 / .35 to .96 dry liter in volume
6" Container Equal to 1.4 dry quarts / 1.59 dry liters in volume
1 Quart Equal to 1 dry quart / 1.1 dry liter in volume
5.5" Container Equal to 1.89 of a dry quart / 2.08 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x5" Ranges from .8 to 1.1 dry quarts / .88 to 1.2 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x6" Ranges from 1.0 to 1.3 dry quarts / 1.1 to 1.41 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x9" Ranges from 1.1 to 2.1 dry quarts / 1.2 to 2.3 dry liters in volume
4"x4"x10" Ranges from 1.7 to 2.3 dry quart / 1.87 to 2.53 dry liters in volume
Plants 18 Months - 2.5 Years Old
Size Volume
2 Quart Equal to 2 dry quarts / 2.2 dry liters in volume
#1 Container Ranges from 2.26 to 3.73 dry quarts / 2.49 to 4.11 dry liters in volume
5"x5"x12" Equal to 3.5 to 4.3 dry quarts / 3.85 to 4.74 dry liters in volume
Plants 2 - 4 Years Old
Size Volume
#2 Container Ranges from 1.19 to 1.76 dry gallons / 5.24 to 7.75 dry liters in volume
#3 Container Ranges from 2.32 to 2.76 dry gallons / 10.22 to 12.16 dry liters in volume
Plants 3 - 5 Years Old
Size Volume
#5 Container Ranges from 2.92 to 4.62 dry gallons / 12.86 to 20.35 dry liters in volume
#6 Container Ranges from 5.25 to 6.01 dry gallons / 23.12 to 26.42 dry liters in volume
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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Due to winter weather we have put a hold on shipping to the areas shown below in grey. You can still order now and we will ship the plant to you during an appropriate time for your zone.

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0 - 19.99 24.99
20 - 49.99 29.99
50 - 69.99 34.99
70 - 99.99 39.99
100 - 129.99 44.99
130 - 149.99 48.99
150 - 150+ Approx 28%

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Don Egolf Chinese Redbud Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cercis chinensis 'Don Egolf'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 8 - 12 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Slow
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No