Eastern Redbud Tree

 Stunning Purple Blooms in the Spring! 

  • Complete your landscape by adding the beautiful Eastern Redbud!
  • The earliest Spring flowering tree there is!
  • Purple flowers burst with color while you enjoy them ALL Spring long.
  • The structure of this tree grabs your attention immediately.  
  • Fastest Growing Redbud!

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The Eastern Redbud is a perfect tree for any home landscape. Whether you have a small yard to brighten up or a large landscape you want to beautify, the unique Eastern Redbud is the right choice.

The Eastern Redbud puts on a show all year long! This small, sturdy tree is one of the first to blossom in the spring. Petite, showy, purple flowers explode all over the tree in clusters.  Leaves emerge a shimmering red in spring.  During the summer, these heart shaped leaves transform to a dark green. A distinct yellow shines through in the fall.  In winter the unique, irregular branching and stunning, graceful shape of this tree shine.

This fast growing Redbud grows up to 2 feet a year.  The Eastern Redbud reaches up to 30 feet tall and 35 feet wide, forming a round, dense vase shape. This hardy tree is low maintenance and disease resistant. It is adaptable to any soil that drains well. Due to its adaptability and resistance the Eastern Redbud can grow in a variety of climates.  The Eastern Redbud is a sturdy tree with a deep root system. It is very resistant to storm, ice and wind damage

This tree is great for planting in a bed or at the side of your home.  Add some Soft Touch Holly shrubs around the base for a great look!  This Redbud looks great planted in a group of three in the back corner of your yard.  Add some uplights and they will look great at night too!

You can't go wrong with the Eastern Redbud.  Get yours today!



Additional Information

Shipping Restriction AZ
Grows in Zones 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9
Sunlight Full Sun, Part Sun
Soil Type Adaptable
Mature Height 20-30 Feet
Mature Width 20-30 Feet
Drought Tolerance Good
Bloom Color Purple
Botanical Name Cercis canadensis

Questions and Answers

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Why did you choose this?
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We have a beautiful full grown Eastern Redbud in our Florida yard. It is easy to care for plus it is absolutely gorgeous when in bloom! They are not easy to find but worth the hunt !
Pam N on Feb 23, 2017
The size of the tree
douglas s on Feb 4, 2017
We have a beautiful full grown Eastern Redbud in our Florida yard. It is easy to care for plus it is absolutely gorgeous when in bloom! They are not easy to find but worth the hunt !
Pam N on Feb 23, 2017
we have a spot in the backyard that will be perfect for this color and size...we have been looking at planting one for over a year.
Robert H on Feb 19, 2017
The size of the tree
douglas s on Feb 4, 2017
Just look at it it is beautiful!!!!!
Anna F on Feb 2, 2017
Native plant hardy color full in spring
Massimo V on Sep 18, 2016
Because of the beautiful blooms...
Dr R M on Sep 14, 2016
We wanted a flowering tree with nice leaves once the blooms fall off
Susannah B on Aug 28, 2016
Childhood nostalgia
susan h on Jul 31, 2016
I think it is a beautiful tree
Mary S on Jul 26, 2016
Just lost mine in a storm and love this tree
joleen s on Jul 23, 2016
It is a favorite tree of mine.. I lost a good friend and we are going to plant a tree in his honor and I couldnt think of a more beautiful tree than this...
Pamela N on Jul 22, 2016
The Beauty
Cindi Edwards C on Jul 20, 2016
we have a spot in the backyard that will be perfect for this color and size...we have been looking at planting one for over a year.
Robert H on Feb 19, 2017
Just look at it it is beautiful!!!!!
Anna F on Feb 2, 2017
Is this deer resistance?
Chrisrina Y on Aug 28, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Eastern redbuds are native to the East Coast of the United States and thrive in the same habitats as many types of deer. In fact, white-tailed deer in particular tend to browse on these trees, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture. Hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4b through 9a, Eastern redbuds prefer temperate climates and are often seeing growing as understory trees in deciduous forests.
How do you trim a young tree and what time of year?
A shopper on Sep 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Redbuds don't require pruning, but if needed, prune immediately after blooming has ceased to remove any dead, dying, crowded or crossed branches. Avoid pruning in winter as it can cause bud/bloom loss.
Is there a redbud tree that has purple leaves?
A shopper on Aug 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: The Forest Pansy Redbud Tree has purple colored leaves. They are stunning year round!
Will it grow in Houston texas?
Johnny on Feb 18, 2017
BEST ANSWER: yes, it looks like Houston is a zone 9. The Eastern Redbud grows from zone 4 to 9.
How long do the flowers last after blooming in early spring?
A shopper on Feb 9, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The Eastern Redbud blooms for about a month.
Will these grow in zone 9b?
Lauren C on Feb 7, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Hi Lauren. I think you might be taking a chance since your right on the edge.
Where are you shipping the eastern red bud from? How do I know if I am 4 days shipping from you? I am in central WI, zip 54484.
Kgrell on Feb 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: You can view our fedex map here: https://www.theplantingtree.com/customer-service/#answer1

Central WI is a 2 or 3 day ship time. We are located in North Carolina.
When is the best time to plant?
A shopper on Sep 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring and Fall are ideal times to plant. However, in warmer climates you are open to a majority of winter and cooler zones you can plant in early or even late summer as well. Just take care to avoid extreme temperatures. If you are in a zone 4 or 5 I would get them in the ground ASAP or wait until spring. You don't want to go too late into fall and have them not be established in time for winter.
Will this tree grow in South Florida? Zone 10b/11a?
Boston T on Sep 7, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No these prefer cooler weather than FL. They grow in zones 4-9. Check out the Muskogee Crape myrtle. Similar size, shape and color and will grow in your area.



How To Care for your new Eastern Redbud Tree

When planting your Eastern Redbud be sure you have the right location and conditions for your new tree to thrive.  Spring and fall are ideal times to plant.  However, if you avoid freezing and hot temperatures you can plant almost any time of the year.  

Redbuds are very easy to maintain.  These trees tolerate full sun, part sun, and part shade and are adaptable to any soil as long as it isn't saturated. Water your new Redbud deeply about twice a week for the first couple months.  After establishment, this redbud is drought tolerant.  In extended drought periods this tree will benefit from a weekly deep watering. Add a layer of 2 to 3 inches of mulch around the base of the tree about the size of the tree canopy.  Do not allow the mulch to touch the trunk as this increases the chances of pests and disease.  Fertilize in early spring, summer and when planting to give your tree a boost.  Choose a balanced, slow release fertilizer.  Redbuds don't generally require pruning, but if needed, prune immediately after blooming has ceased to remove any dead, dying, crowded or crossed branches.  Pruning in winter is likely to cause bloom loss.

The best way to prevent disease and pests is by providing the appropriate care for your plants.  Proper location choice, watering and fertilization are the keys to your success. Avoid problems with Borer insects by ensuring your tree remains free from damage, especially from lawn equipment.  Mulching helps to keep weeds at bay which eliminates the need to use lawn equipment near your tree.  Borers look for a hole or weak spot to penetrate. Scale is an immobile insect that can affect almost any tree.  You can treat this pest with horticultural oil. Be sure to coat the entire tree.  


Landscape Ideas

Landscape Ideas for your Eastern Redbud Tree

Redbud Trees can be planted almost anywhere in your yard.  They are one of our favorites!  

If you have a natural area off to the side of your home, plant a redbud tree here.  Enjoy it sparkle with blooms in the spring.  Or plant 1 or 2 in your front or back yard.  They can be used as a focal point in the yard and they look even better with uplighting.  

Redbud Trees go very well with most other colors in the landscape.  Plant some kaleidoscope abelia under the tree for some beautiful yellow and gold colors.  Junipers also work very well.  The blues and greens pair well with the purple pink florescent blooms!

There really isn't a bad place to plant your new Redbud Tree.  Just make sure that you can see it from your window because you will have your eye on it!

Planting Instructions

Step 1:

Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.

Step 2:

Dig a hole twice the width of the root ball. Position your plant in the hole. Make sure the top of the root ball is slightly higher than the original grade of the bed. Also check to make sure it is straight from all sides.

Step 3:

Fill up hole with water before placing new plant in hole in order to saturate the surrounding soil.  Once the water is absorbed place your plant in the hole and water thoroughly.  


Planting a shrub digging the hole

Step 4:

Mix the potting soil and the soil removed from the hole. Start by backfilling soil around the root ball. Carefully pack in the soil to remove any air pockets. Water plant thoroughly again until the soil will not hold any more water. This will ensure that your new plant will be a success.

Step 5:

Fertilize around your plant with the amount recommended on the package. Our special Fertilizer contains all of the nutrients to keep your plants growing and healthy. Repeat every 3 months.

Step 6:

Finish up by mulching around your new plant.  Apply 2 - 3 inches of mulch around the plant and plant bed. Mulch will help keep the soil moist and keep weeds out.

Step 7:

Keep watered with a hose every 2-3 days for 2 weeks. This is critical for plant survival. In the third week, begin to water as needed depending on the weather. Always check by placing your finger under the mulch to see if the soil is moist.



Shipping and Delivery

Most orders ship next business day.  Please allow 1-3 business day to process and pack your order for shipping.  View the Fedex shipping map below.  Please note that Fedex ships Monday-Saturday only and shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  West coast orders MAY be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when Fedex picks up your shipment.  Delivery emails are also sent when your package arrives.  As soon as your package arrives, It is important to open your boxes and water your new plants thoroughly.

How much is shipping? Add all of your items to the cart.  At checkout, your shipping price to ship your order will be displayed.

Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant!  We ship Fedex Home Delivery which will ensure your package will also be delivered on a Saturday.  

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4.7 / 5.0
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Beautiful Tree love the flowers in the spring just a very lovely tree.
August 28, 2016
7 months ago
Red Bud
The Planting Tree - online Garden Center exceeded my expectations in both quality and prompt response. The red buds they shipped were just as they advertised and in great condition. I recommend shopping with this company for any plants they advertise on their web site.
September 11, 2016
5 months ago
Need More!!
When are you getting more in? These trees looked awesome this spring!!!
October 22, 2014
Gift for my wife
I ordered a RB for my wife as a gift. Thank you for making me shine TPT. Go Tigers!
October 4, 2015
Nice tree
We received our tree 2 weeks ago. We were excited to plant this tree in particular because of its beautiful spring blooms. The tree was well packed and arrived in a reasonable amount of time. Beware, the box it huge that it came in. Now I know why the shipping cost us so much.

We will buy again.
March 13, 2016
eastern redbud
Tree came packaged and watered very good, actually better than i expected and was in very fresh condition. No damage via shipping either.
July 28, 2016
7 months ago
I want another one!!! Tree will be beautiful.. This is one of my favorite trees.
August 7, 2016
7 months ago

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