Enjoy the majestic early spring show of a Redbud tree in bloom! These eye-catching trees make traffic slow down as people pass your home.
Use Redbud trees as a wonderful specimen, foundation anchor or informal grouping at the edge of a woodland. You'll love the arresting visual display of the pretty, Sweet Pea-shaped flowers.
Redbuds are in the same family as Sweet Peas (Fabaceae) and show some of those characteristics of that family. These special blooms cover the bare branches and even grow down the slightly twisted trunks before the leaves emerge!
This is the tree in your neighborhood that looks "frosted" in vibrant blooms each year in very early spring. You can't miss the Redbuds in bloom!
Some Redbud flowers are electric pink. Other varieties bloom in lavender all the way through to white flowers.
Honey bees certainly appreciate the early nectar. Native Redbuds are some of the best habitat resources for beneficial pollinators.
Showy flowering Redbuds are a stunning tree for any landscape. Kick start your growing season with their full bloom...it starts well before most other spring-flowering trees!
The Redbud is one of our most familiar spring blooming trees. Your Redbud tree will bloom about a week before Flowering Dogwood trees start.
NatureHills.com is excited to offer so many popular cultivars of Redbud trees. As with many North American native trees, modern plant breeders and University programs are introducing popular Redbud cultivars with dramatic new coloring and growth habits.
Showy Forest Pansy Redbud offers dramatic red-purple leaves. You'll love the wild gold and purple fall color, too!
Saturated dayglo hues of Rising Sun Redbud foliage will draw you to study them over and over all season-long. New leaves emerge apricot and yellow...then mature to orange and lime green!
Variegated leaves of Whitewater Weeping Redbud look like someone splashed white paint on them. This is an outstanding focal point specimen!
Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud tree has a romantic weeping form. Dark, zig-zagging branches cascade to the ground in a marvelous display.
With Ruby Falls Redbud, you'll get both dark foliage and a sculptural weeping form. This compact modern selection stays dainty and petite.
Cold hardy Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) tolerates frigid winters down to Growing Zone 4. These small trees are native to North America and feature heart shaped leaves.
The smaller variety Western Redbud tree works beautifully in USDA Growing Zones 6 - 9, and shows some drought tolerance. Keep the lower branches on for a large Redbud shrub with rounded leaves.
Oklahoma Redbud tree performs like a champ in hot, arid climates. If you live in dry heat...choose this special native variety for extremely glossy foliage.
Redbuds are small trees that seldom get over 30 feet wide and feet tall. They are a perfect fit for small space gardens and courtyards.
Deciduous Redbuds are also attractive landscape trees for the summer season. With smooth, glossy, and dark-green leaves, Redbuds have a very distinctive look.
Most cultivars feature heart-shaped foliage that hangs from a long petiole that flutters and twists in the breeze. Set up a table and chairs in their shade for a restful visit with your friends and neighbors in their wide-spreading shade.
In fall, the leaves can turn a lovely golden yellow. Two-inch long purple seed pods feed local wild birds, such as Cardinals and Bobwhites.
Redbuds are easy to grow in well-drained soil. Mound up additional soil if you need to improve drainage.
Redbud trees won't tolerate swampy or very wet soils. Don't plant them too deeply...keep them at the same level they were growing in the nursery.
Dig your hole twice as wide as the root ball, but no deeper. Use Nature Hills Root Booster in the planting hole for a life-long symbiotic resource for the tiny feeder roots.
Site your Redbud tree with care...as they resent being moved. Redbuds will flower in partial shade, but produce the most blossoms in full sun.
Good air circulation is appreciated, as is morning sunshine. This is the drying sun that quickly evaporates morning dew from the leaves.
Keep your Redbud healthy and happy with regular water. Add a thick layer of mulch over the root system, but be sure to pull it back away from touching the trunk.
Prune the interior of your Redbud as needed to remove any broken or dead limbs after the flowering is finished for the season. You want to open the canopy to air and sunlight.
At the same time, you can take the time to nestle your Redbud into its site. Custom-fit your Redbud tree with a mindful pruning plan.
Redbud wood is heavy and hard. Bark of the Redbud has been used as an astringent and for medicine by Native Americans.
Redbuds are some of America's favorite flowering trees! Trust NatureHills.com for our expertly-grown plant material shipped straight to your door.