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

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.  



Planting Directions

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 1-2 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 shipping map below.  Please note that shipping times on the map below are not guaranteed.  

West coast orders on plants will be held until the following Monday to prevent additional transit time on sensitive plants.  Your plants will be carefully packaged and shipped using Fedex, UPS, or USPS.   

You will receive a confirmation via email when the carrier 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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Each plant is carefully hand selected and packaged making sure that they will arrive ready to plant! 

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Great tree purchasing experience
Beautiful little tree...blooming just a bit already...thank you for making the ordering and delivery to our home so easy
Newly planted...beautiful little tree.

Thank you for mak8ng this purchase so easy!
Newly planted...beautiful little tree. Thank you for mak8ng this purchase so easy!
February 28, 2017
7 months ago
Started Blooming Out of the Box
I was pleasantly surprised. This tree basically started blooming right out of the box. Also, I think it's a little bit taller than what the website states so it's perfect!
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March 14, 2017
6 months ago
Beautiful Tree love the flowers in the spring just a very lovely tree.
August 28, 2016
1 year 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
1 year 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
1 year ago
I want another one!!! Tree will be beautiful.. This is one of my favorite trees.
August 7, 2016
1 year ago
great delivery
tree arrived as advertised in healthy condition. i planted it right away and can't wait for next spring to arrive so i can enjoy the blooms!
May 9, 2017
4 months ago
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it is a glorious tree!
frances l on Jul 10, 2017
A friend has one and it is so beautiful!
Janene P on Jun 30, 2017
it is a glorious tree!
frances l on Jul 10, 2017
Parents likely
Gina E on Jul 6, 2017
A friend has one and it is so beautiful!
Janene P on Jun 30, 2017
I love the pinkish purple flowers it's gives in the spring and as fall comes, the yellow leaves it gives for an autumn look! Very nice tree
ANDREA S on Jun 26, 2017
I wanted a purple flowering tree in memory of my daughter
Suzanne C on Jun 23, 2017
Because it's beautiful and different.
VALERIE G on May 19, 2017
Neighbors have Redbud tree and Dad always wanted so I picked this one.
Emi R on May 9, 2017
Needed some color in the side yard. Wife saw these and said "I want one". Hope its as nice as you claim, otherwise both you and I are in trouble.
Michael J on May 8, 2017
To place next to another redbud
Allen K on May 7, 2017
We love them!
Margaret F on May 5, 2017
These are all over the place here in North Texas and are absolutely stunning. Looking forward to having our own in our backyard!
Jeffrey on May 1, 2017
Saw a few blooming
Donald P on May 1, 2017
Striking color
Julio J on May 1, 2017
I want to add color to the front yard of my Ohio home.
Jaclyn S on Apr 27, 2017
Tolerates shade
Gail M on Apr 25, 2017
My neighbors have them and I love the purple flowers
Richard A on Apr 24, 2017
The pictures were beautiful and u have free shipping. I have never purchased anything fromThe Planting Tree before so I hope the outcome is as positive as the ordering process has been.
Rita m on Apr 24, 2017
beause" i like this web and customer service and also the tree is so beautifuff
lee t on Apr 23, 2017
Jan V on Apr 22, 2017
beautiful color
vito I on Apr 22, 2017
Color and drought resistant.
Michael C on Apr 17, 2017
it is pretty!!!!
Jessica S on Apr 13, 2017
Love the trees, friend ordered one.
Kathy L on Apr 11, 2017
Because it's such a standout tree in early spring, vivid in color, visible from far away and so easy to care for as well.
Barbara L on Apr 11, 2017
Bee friendly
John Q on Apr 10, 2017
fast growing
Frank P on Apr 8, 2017
i love beautiful tree
wen x on Apr 5, 2017
Gorgeous spring blossoming tree! Fell in love with them while traveling and seeing them along the roadsides.
Nanci M on Apr 2, 2017
I chose this because of the beauty, hardiness to our MN zone 4, and the type of soil it can survive in. Looks beautiful!
Jen S on Apr 1, 2017
My honeybees love redbuds
Aaron C on Mar 23, 2017
Beautiful spring color!
Lynn W on Mar 18, 2017
Reviews and details provided
Ron S on Mar 18, 2017
My wife really likes this tree. We need to replace a crab apple tree in the front yard where we are required by covenants to maintain a flowering tree.
DONALD L on Mar 15, 2017
Eye Popping in the SPRING!
Kevin A on Mar 12, 2017
Purple flowering in the spring, large green leaves all summer, and bright yellow fall color, fast growing
Adam C on Feb 27, 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
Parents likely
Gina E on Jul 6, 2017
I love the pinkish purple flowers it's gives in the spring and as fall comes, the yellow leaves it gives for an autumn look! Very nice tree
ANDREA S on Jun 26, 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.
Can the Eastern Redbud Tree survive winds out of the southwest? I live in Ohio and want to plant this in front yard, but am worried about the windy conditions at times.
A shopper on Apr 23, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I just bought this tree in February and planted it as soon as we received it. It is now April 23rd and my tree is doing fine. I live in New York and we get pretty strong winds here. We have a corner piece of property and we planted the tree in the front yard where we can and do get a lot of wind. No problem at all from the wind. Hope this helps you in deciding on your purchase. Good luck!
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.
I recently bought and planted my redbud tree but the leaves have died and I am worried my tree won't make it. We followed the directions exactly, any suggestions??
Stacy H on May 30, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Stacy - it is hard to say without seeing it and going over your watering schedule, etc. It may just be transition stress, but I would go ahead and submit several photos for our team to review. email support@theplantingtree.com
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.
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.
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.

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