Sparkling Wine™ Redbud

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Incredibly Shiny Leaves Sparkling Wine Redbud

  • Compact, Purple-Leaf RedbudFoliage Stays Glossy All Season Long
  • Brilliant Early Spring Flower Display on Bare Branches
  • Pea-Shaped Flowers are Dark Rose-Pink
  • New Heart-Shaped Foliage Emerges Dark Purple
  • Glossy Foliage Matures to Green
  • Modern Cultivar of a Native Tree
  • Upright Growth Habit
  • Outstanding Specimen or Accent
  • Beautiful Shade Tree for Small Spaces
  • Grow as a Small Tree or Keep as a Large Shrub
  • Four Seasons of Interest
  • Widely Adapted
  • Resistance to Powdery Mildew
  • Easy-Care

If you have your heart set on a glowing Redbud tree for a spring feature, you'll want to take a good look at this charming variety. It features incredibly showy, very shiny leaves all season long.

A modern cultivar of the Eastern Redbud, Sparkling Wine Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'JN21') is a very tasteful option. It effortlessly imparts deep purple color and lots of "bling" in your landscape, no matter the size.

Refresh your palate after a long, bitterly cold winter with the showy flowers that cover each bare branch. Watch for flowers to grow down the trunk.

The upright branches are completely covered by these gorgeous, deep pink blooms. It's a display you can be proud of for many weeks.

Shiny new leaves emerge a dramatically dark burgundy that reflects the sunlight. As summer progresses, some of the leaves mature to green, but stay shiny and feature a purple overcast. Prominent veining remains purple, as well.

The thick, leathery, heart-shaped leaves hang from a long petiole. They will flutter and catch the slightest breeze.

As the sun beams down on the shiny, swaying leaves, it will look like it's been decorated with tiny fairy lights. Watching the sunlight move across your tree's canopy is an incredible sight.

Add comfy seating near Sparkling Wine, as you'll want to study that wonderful play of light. It will become a very cosmopolitan garden feature for you and your guests to enjoy.

Summertime is certainly nicer with a pretty tree casting dappled shade on your seating area, isn't it? The upright branches of Sparkling Wine Redbud stay small enough to shade a courtyard, or tiny patio.

These special trees are in very high demand. Please place your order for Sparkling Wine Redbud today.

How to Use Sparkling Wine Redbud in the Landscape

No matter where you use it, Sparkling Wine will become a focal point in your landscape. They work beautifully, whether you stick with a single tree as a specimen, or add a long row to hide the neighbor's garage.

Sparkling Wine Redbud can be grown as a single stem tree form as a specimen by removing lower limbs. Craft it into a low branched or shrub form plant that can be used for screening or as a hedge or backdrop for your mixed borders.

Ornamental trees that offer such a long period of interest are one of the great joys of landscape design. These spectacular, shiny foliage trees are bound to become landscape designer favorites.

They are never gaudy, but plenty of colorful interest. Add in the outstanding, long-lasting flower display, and this is a tree you can build a design around.

Create a tall hedge of Sparkling Wine to add height to your hardscaped fence. Plant them eight feet apart on center, measuring from the center of one to the center of the next. The canopies will grow together and touch.

Increase the spacing to 20 feet apart on center, and march a row of them down your driveway as a lush promenade. Install two rows, 40 - 50 feet apart, on either side of a long driveway for a jaw-dropping alle.

Tuck one at the corner of your house to modernize the look of your foundation planting. Try a pair as lawn trees in mulched beds on either side of your front walk.

As you plant your tree, add hundreds of spring-blooming bulbs. You'll gift your neighborhood a precious springtime, bedecked with blooms.

People aren't the only ones who appreciate these petite flowering trees. Butterflies will thank you, too. They need these native early nectar resources!

Gift three as an anniversary gift, and create a marvelously informal grouping in your landscape this season. Sparkling Wine Redbud would also make a perfect housewarming present for your discerning friends.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Plant Sparkling Wine Redbud trees in full sun. They'll need at least six hours of direct sunlight a day.

Slightly acidic, fast-draining soil is best. Use pine bark mulch or pine straw to cover the root systems.

Keep the ground moist, but not wet. Redbud requires a regular schedule of supplemental water, if you don't get enough rainfall.

After the flowers are finished, you can prune your tree to shape by removing any branches that crowd the interior of the canopy. Take time to decide which branches you'll keep, then remove only what you need to.

Apply a slow-release fertilizer in early spring. Please always follow the label directions for application rates.

If using as a lawn tree, ensure high-nitrogen lawn fertilizers are kept well away. They will reduce the amount of flowering that occurs...although your foliage will be exceptional!

Enjoy these premium, commercial-grade trees from our expert growing team. We take great pride in the high quality of our Sparkling Wine Redbuds. Place your order today.

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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Shipping Rates

At Nature Hills we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care to ensure healthy delivery. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note that some items include an additional handling surcharge, these will be noted on the item's product page.

From To S&H
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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Sparkling Wine™ Redbud Is Suited to Grow in Zones 5-9
Growing Zones 5-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis 'JN21'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 12 - 15 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Fall Color Yellow
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No