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!
|Grows in Zones||4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9|
|Sunlight||Full Sun, Part Sun|
|Mature Height||20-30 Feet|
|Mature Width||20-30 Feet|
|Botanical Name||Cercis canadensis|
Questions and Answers
Planting & Care
How to Plant & 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 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!
Unpack all of your plants right away! Look for the perfect location. Make sure you are planting in the correct light conditions.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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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.
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