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. There are several redbud tree varieties, and you’ll find a gorgeous selection right here at Nature Hills Nursery.
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 actually looks frosted in vibrant blooms each year in very early spring. You can't miss the Redbuds in bloom.
Regardless of the types of redbud trees you may plant, all promise a striking visual display. Some Redbud flowers are electric pink. Other redbud tree varieties bloom in lavender all the way through to white flowers.
Honeybees certainly appreciate the early nectar. American Redbud trees 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, and redbud trees in spring are a sight to behold.
Redbud Trees in Spring: Simply Stunning
The Redbud is one of our most familiar spring blooming trees. Your Redbud tree will bloom about a week before Flowering Dogwood trees start.
Nature Hills Nursery is excited to offer so many popular types of redbud trees, with a variety of different cultivars on the market. 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.
Types of Redbud Trees with Incredible Foliage
Showy Forest Pansy Redbud trees offer dramatic red-purple leaves. You'll love the wild gold and purple fall color, too.
Saturated Day-Glo hues of Rising Sun Redbud foliage will draw you to study them over and over all season-long. Each new redbud leaf emerges apricot and yellow, then matures to orange and lime green.
Weeping Redbud Trees
The Variegated redbud leaf found on the Whitewater Weeping Redbud looks like someone splashed white paint on them. This is an outstanding focal-point specimen.
With Ruby Falls Redbud trees, you'll get both dark foliage and a sculptural weeping form. A compact modern selection, the Ruby Falls weeping redbud stays dainty and petite.
Widely Adaptable, Different Types of Redbud Trees
Cold-hardy Eastern Redbud trees (Cercis canadensis) tolerate frigid winters down to growing zone 4. These small trees are native to North America and feature heart-shaped leaves.
A smaller variety, the Western Redbud tree works beautifully in USDA growing zones 6 to 9. It’s also one of the redbud tree varieties that shows some drought tolerance. Keep the lower branches on for a large Redbud shrub with rounded leaves.
Oklahoma Redbud trees perform like a champ in hot, arid climates. If you live in dry heat, choose this special native redbud tree variety for extremely glossy foliage.
Redbud Trees Deliver Four Seasons of Interest
Redbuds are small trees that seldom grow more than 30 feet wide and 30 feet tall. They are a perfect fit for small-space gardens and courtyards.
Deciduous Redbud trees are also attractive landscape trees for the summer season. The redbud leaf is smooth, glossy, and dark green leaves, giving Redbuds a 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 the tree’s wide-spreading shade.
In fall, the redbud leaf can turn a lovely golden yellow. Two-inch long purple seed pods feed local wild birds, such as Cardinals and Bobwhites.
Planting and Care Tips for Redbud Trees
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 all redbud tree varieties resent being moved. Redbuds will flower in partial shade, but they 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 tree 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 tree has been used as an astringent and for medicine by Native Americans.
Redbuds are some of America's favorite flowering trees. Trust Nature Hills Nursery for our expertly-grown plant material shipped straight to your door. Order your favorite redbud tree varieties today.