Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud

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Perfect Small Accent Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud Tree

  • Tiny, Weeping Ornamental Tree
  • Sculptural Focal Point
  • Bold Rose-Pink Flowers Cover Downturned Bare Branches in Early Spring
  • Deliciously Deep Purple Leaves Ages to Dark Green
  • Four Seasons of Interest
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade Tree
  • Excellent in Small Space Gardens
  • Winter Interest
  • Provides Valuable Early Nectar Resource for Pollinators
  • Easy Care Modern Cultivar
  • Darling Compact Form
  • Widely Adapted
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

The North Carolina State University team has done it again! This incredible modern cultivar of the esteemed Eastern Redbud is a must-have...even in the smallest spaces.

Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls') is a fabulous, weeping variety that displays richly colored blooms and purple, heart-shaped leaves. You'll create a big impact with this compact tree.

The petite trees tell you a story. Think that sounds a bit fanciful? Plant one or more in your landscape, and you'll find out for yourself soon enough.

Please place a comfy outdoor chair nearby your new tree. You'll want to study the elegant, drooping branches as they reach towards and eventually sweep the ground. Take a good look at the enthralling details featured by these diminutive specimen trees.

With a unique weeping habit, each of these small trees is different. Just like the much larger species, Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud develops into a marvelous, freeform shape. The pendulous branches arch up, out and cascade down from the canopy.

Use this in a special spot. You'll never, ever grow tired of Ruby Falls. In wintertime, the unique branch structure brings a delightfully showy accent.

Watch in very early spring as Ruby Fall Redbud starts blooming on bare wood. The dark-pink, sweet pea-shaped flowers outline each branch, and can grow down the length of the tree trunk.

Butterflies and beneficial pollinators really appreciate the bloom's early nectar. This tree, while terrifically decorative, adds a lot of environmental value, as well.

The electrifying flower display can last for weeks! This variety is well-known for a long-lasting bloom time.

You'll watch in anticipation for the mysteriously moody, dark purple foliage to slowly emerge. Each breathtaking leaf is held on a long petiole, and will curve and cut to flutter in the slightest breeze.

As the growing season progresses, the deep purple foliage matures to a lovely burgundy washed over green. It will become a handsome match for Roses, Ornamental Grasses or last-season Prairie-style perennials.

Ruby Falls is so romantic. We honestly can't think of a more meaningful anniversary present. Why not celebrate a special friendship with one or two as a gift tree?

Order yours today, and please hurry. It seems like everyone wants a Ruby Falls Redbud! Your professional-grade trees are securely boxed and the order shipped right to your doorstep.

How to Use Ruby Falls Redbud in the Landscape

This isn't a tree to tuck in a forgotten corner. Rather, you'll want to create a special destination spot to showcase its charm.

Place one by your front door,or add a pair to flank either side. You'll have an amazing conversation starter and easy icebreaker for guests to comment on.

Add to accentuate a special architectural feature of your home. They can even be used as a "strategic" privacy plants to block an unsightly view.

Include a series of them in a curved planting behind your patio seating. Keep the planting pattern even and uniform, or vary the spacing for an informal grouping.

Allow everyone to see this tree, or...keep it for yourself as a personal piece of living garden sculpture. Allow it to decorate your outdoor Yoga Studio, or Zen Meditation Garden.

Kids will be fascinated with this weeping Redbud. They'll want to decorate it for Holidays!

It's funny how dear these little trees become to the whole family. They'll be almost like a plant pet.

Count on these marvelous trees as a special feature tree in your landscape design. Choose companion plants that coordinate with the deeply pigmented hues.

Or, create a dynamic contrast with strongly vertical plants like Karl Foerster Feather Reed Grass. Underplant their sunny side with groundcover Roses for a perfectly easy display that looks amazing for months.

When your tree arrives, water it well. Then, take the time to study it and move the potted tree around in your landscape to decide exactly where you'll use it.

It will look great in a million places, we're sure! Before planting, turn the tree around in a circle to study all angles. Decide which aspect works best in your chosen spot.

Don't overanalyze it, but do enjoy the process of planting your very special Ruby Falls. Invite an opinionated friend or two over to help!

#ProPlantTips for Care

Ruby Falls Redbud requires well-drained soil, but they tolerate a wide variety of soil types, including clay soil. adaptable to many different types of soil. Use a pack of Nature Hills Root Booster when planting. It works with your tree over its whole lifetime to better access water and micronutrients.

Plant them in full sun up north, or give them some afternoon shade in the warmest climates listed on the Plant Highlights. They'll need at least four hours of direct sunlight to develop the best color.

Apply a moderate amount of water on a regular basis to supplement, if you don't get enough rainfall. Spread a three-inch layer of mulch on top of the root system to cut down on surface evaporation. Pull it away from the trunk. Mulch should never touch tree trunks!

While you'll adore your new tree, please understand that young Redbuds can be a bit slow to fully leaf out in spring. Patience is a virtue, and you'll be rewarded with intensely purple leaves soon.

Place your Ruby Falls Redbud order now! You'll fall in love with these fetching little trees.

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 2 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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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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Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis 'Ruby Falls'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 5 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Purple
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No