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One of the Best Four Season Trees on the Market!

There are very few trees that can compare to the seasonal interest of the Western Redbud (Cercis occidentalis). These well-known and highly ornamental small trees are beautiful in each and every season.

In the spring, they begin their show by smothering the naked limbs in rosy lavender-red buds (hence the name!). Since they bloom before most other trees begin to leaf out, they are stunningly eye-catching in the early spring garden.

In the summer, the buds are gone and are replaced with romantic heart-shaped leaves that start out apple-green and turn a lovely shade of blue-green as they age. Long seed pods emerge and ripen to a rich purple-brown.

In the fall, the leaves turn shades of gold and bring a true “autumn” feel to the landscape.

Then the smooth silver-gray bark makes the branches shine against the winter landscape of gray and snowy days.

These small trees only reach 15 feet tall and 10 feet wide, so they fit into just about any garden. They also fit into just about any garden style, too. We’ve seen them look like watercolor paintings in Japanese inspired gardens and like fireworks in contemporary settings. They are classic cottage garden border trees since they don’t take over and shade the border too much and change with the perennial plantings every season. They also can look rustic or eclectic, depending on the setting. Western Redbuds are truly versatile.

They are very easy care and will reward you with beauty all year for minimal effort on your part. Don’t wait! Order yours today!

* 4 seasons of interest
* Versatile small tree
* Spring flowers
* Fall color
* Full to partial sun
* Works well with any garden style
* North American native selection


Western Redbud Tree Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills Nursery
Botanical Name Western Redbud | Buy at Nature Hills Nursery
Foliage Deciduous
Mature Height 12 - 15 feet
Mature Spread 10 - 12 feet
Soil Type Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Sun Exposure Full Sun, Partial Sun
Growth Rate Medium
Flower Color Magenta, Pink
Foliage Color Green
Fall Color Yellow
Fruiting Time Fall