Whitewater Weeping Redbud

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Splashy Focal Point Whitewater Weeping Redbud

  • Small Ornamental Tree with Marvelous Variegated Leaves
  • Tender Weeping Form
  • Deep Rose-Purple Flowers Grow Along Every Bare Branch in Early Spring
  • White-Splashed Leaves Emerge and Dazzle
  • Outstanding Accent Tree
  • Full Sun or Partial Shade Tree
  • Excellent in Small Space Gardens
  • Winter Interest
  • Valuable Early Nectar Resource for Butterflies
  • Very Showy Modern Cultivar
  • Noteworthy, Compact Weeping Form
  • Widely Adapted
  • Deer Don't Prefer the Taste

No matter how small your yard may be, you'll want to put the gorgeousand tinyWhitewater Weeping Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Whitewater') on full display. From its unique, downturned, weeping branches to the deep hues of the spring flowers, Whitewater is a knockout.

Butterflies and beneficial pollinators also really appreciate the early nectar of the pea-shaped flowers.

Like all Redbud, Whitewater is cauliflory, which means that the purple-pink spring flowers emerge on bare branches, including the trunk.

These small trees are outlined in floral frosting for weeks on end! Whitewater Redbud is a nice way to put tired Old Man Winter to bed for the season.

But the form and the flowers aren't the only ornamental features. After the electrifying spring flowers are past, new leaves slowly come on for a thrilling display.

The heart-shaped leaves look like someone spilled a can of pure white paint on them! This variegated foliage makes a big impact all summer long.

Watch as the leaves slowly transition. They emerge almost white...perhaps spotted here and there with green. As the summer progresses, the leaves mature into green spotted with white.

You will never get tired of this amazing tiny tree!

In fact, we'd call Whitewater Redbud a "must-have" small accent tree. The white-splashed leaves literally spotlight a corner of your landscape. It's small enough to fit just about anywhere!

Use them front and center, or create a special moment of transition near entryways, corners or turns. Whitewater grows well in either full sun or partial shade, and is so versatile.

Give Whitewater as a special gift, or plant them for yourself just because it's Wednesday. You absolutely deserve these lovely trees.

The only thing we'll ask is that you hurry to place your order. As you might imagine, people from across the United States want one, two or more in their yards. They love the cool-toned variegation with a broadly weeping habit as much as you do!

Please don't be disappointed, order Whitewater Weeping Redbud today, before we run out.

How to Use Whitewater Weeping Redbud in the Landscape

These eye-catching trees look amazing near your entryway. Use one as an offset focal point, or try a symmetrical planting of two flanking either side of the doorway.

People will stop and ask you about these petite trees. Tell them they are part of a series of improved Redbud trees from North Carolina State University!

Weeping trees look so beautiful next to a water feature. Add to their charm with a reflection in a pond, or fountain. They won't like standing water, but can be used on the well-drained perimeter of Rain Gardens, as well.

A good way to go about siting this tree is to imagine that you are placing a special piece of living garden sculpture. Where would you like to decorate?

They look terrific near a patio or courtyard. Try them in front of a bedroom window for a dynamic display and a bit of welcome privacy.

Create a special planting bed in your front yard to showcase this stunning tree. Underplant with white-flowering spring bulbs like Ice Age Tulip or Pheasant Eye Daffodils. Include Nikko Slender Deutzia and Wee White or Bobo Hydrangea shrubs to continue the flowering display through the summertime.

Name your Whitewater Weeping Redbud, and baby it a bit. It's bound to become a family "plant pet".

When your tree arrives, water it well. Then, take the time to study it before planting. Take the time to turn the potted tree in a circle. Study all the angles to determine how you want to plant it in your chosen spot.

#ProPlantTips for Care

Redbud trees require well-drained soil that is kept evenly moist. We highly recommend that you include a pack of Nature Hills Root Booster with your order. It helps your tree over its whole lifetime in order to gain better access to water and micronutrients.

Whitewater can be planted in full sun, but they appreciate afternoon shade in the warmest summer climates. They'll need at least four hours of direct sunlight to flower their best.

Consistent watering is the key to success with Whitewater Weeping Redbud. You'll want to spread a three-inch layer of mulch on top of the root zone, as well. Pull it 6 inches away from the trunk for proper air circulation.

Be patient with your young Redbud trees, as they are often slow to leaf out in spring. These white-splashed leaves are worth the wait!

Our expert growers take great pride in these special Whitewater Weeping Redbud trees. Place your order with confidence today!

Single Stem, Multi Stem, Shrub Form, Oh My!

Before you buy, make sure you know what you’re getting! Single stem, multi stem and shrub forms are different so read a bit about which we’re currently offering below.

Single Stem: 

These are plants that have one stem coming from the ground. Plants can also be considered single stem when lower branches are removed to raise the height of the branching. Sometimes, you will hear a single stem referred to as Tree Form.

Multi Stem:

These are plants with 2 or more stems planted together in the ground in close proximity to form a clump. There are times multi stems are formed by a tree that branches at the soil line with more than one main stem. 

Shrub Form:

These are bushy plants with many stems and branchings close to the ground. They are referred to as shrubs or bushes and are often shorter than their tree forms.

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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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.

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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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Whitewater Weeping Redbud Is Suited to Grow in Zones 6-9
Growing Zones 6-9
More Information
Brand Nature Hills' Choice
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis 'Whitewater'
Type Deciduous
Mature Height 6 - 8 feet
Mature Spread 4 - 6 feet
Sun Exposure Full Sun
Soil Well Drained
Moisture Medium
Growth Rate Medium
Foliage Color Green
Pollinator Friendly Yes
Pruning Time After Flowering
Fragrant No