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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

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

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 .655 dry quart / .72 dry liter in volume
3.5" Container Equal to .67 dry quart / .74 dry liter in volume
4" Container Equal to .87 dry quart / .96 dry liter 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
#7 Container Ranges from 5.98 to 6.08 dry gallons / 26.34 to 26.78 dry liters in volume

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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