Oklahoma Redbud Tree

Perfect Rosy-Purple Blooms on an Stunningly Shaped Spectacular Tree

  • Tons of spring color!
  • Great for small yards!
  • Best Redbud for hot, dry climates
  • Grows in part shade or full sun
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Be the first in your neighborhood to celebrate spring with an explosion of gorgeous rosy purple blooms. The Oklahoma or Texas Redbud is loaded with early blooms that bring life and color back to a barren winter landscape.  Spring isn't the only season to admire your Oklahoma Redbud though!

The wide canopy boasts an umbrella shape that looks lovely even during winter's dormancy.  Redbuds have showy, shiny, heart-shaped leaves that glisten in the sun.  Young leaves emerge in spring, shimmering red and as they age turn a crisp, clean green.  In fall the green fades to a lovely yellow that you won't want to miss.  Red-purple seed pods add further interest in spring, turning brown in late summer and often staying through winter.  The pink-purple blooms coat the Oklahoma Redbud throughout spring.

Gardeners of all levels LOVE this tree!  It is compact, only growing between 15-25 feet wide and tall.  The Oklahoma Redbud is deer and drought tolerant and an incredibly strong tree that stands up well to wind and ice. This tree grows in full sun to part shade and is adaptable to any soil as long as it isn't saturated.  Wildlife and birds love the seed pods.  The blooms attract butterflies and hummingbirds.

Use the Oklahoma Redbud as a specimen tree, deck or patio tree.  Redbuds look stunning in mass.  Line both sides of a large walkway or driveway for a big WOW factor.

However you choose to add the Oklahoma Redbud to your landscape, you are sure to adore it for years to come!

Additional Information

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

How To Care for your new Oklahoma Redbud Tree

When planting your Oklahoma 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 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.

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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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We love our OK redbud!
We love our OK redbud! It is already setting buds! It arrived in top shape and ready to plant. We would definitely get another one!
February 7, 2017
Purchased
4 months ago
so far looking good. Hope when it grows a little more it will look like picture shown.
May 1, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
I would buy all my trees from your nursery. I recommend your nursery to my friends at work. Thank you
I love the Oklahoma redbud tree. It came very well packed. My tree is beautiful and healthy. I can't wait to see the growing years. The tree has beautiful heart shaped leaves. I'm extremely happy with the tree. thank you
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May 3, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
Oklahoma redbud tree
The tree shipped OK I planet it. I just wish it was a little bigger. I'll have to wait till next year to see it Bloom
April 28, 2017
Purchased
1 month ago
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Gift for my mother for Mother's Day
Bradley C on Apr 24, 2017
Beautiful color and picturesque. Should give our backyard a lovely look.
Patricia C on Apr 21, 2017
Gift for my mother for Mother's Day
Bradley C on Apr 24, 2017
Liked the color.
Thomas M on Apr 24, 2017
Beautiful color and picturesque. Should give our backyard a lovely look.
Patricia C on Apr 21, 2017
Wanted the purple blooms in the spring.
Ray A on Apr 20, 2017
tree variety
betsy e on Apr 9, 2017
the tree is very beautiful
wen x on Apr 5, 2017
I would like Oklahoma Redbud pretty color
Henry T on Mar 14, 2017
I like the size and color of this tree.
REGINALD H on Mar 4, 2017
Beauty and price plus free delivery
Manuel R on Feb 25, 2017
The color is exactly what I was looking for!
Jessica C on Feb 19, 2017
It's beautiful and hardy and low maintenance!
BELINDA D on Jan 10, 2017
It is a beautiful tree & deer resistant plus my husband likes it.
Elaine M on Oct 22, 2016
It's pretty a tree and looks like it can handle my zone 9 with sun and soil. The tree looks pretty maintenance free and that's a plus for me
tony s on Sep 25, 2016
Liked the color.
Thomas M on Apr 24, 2017
Wanted the purple blooms in the spring.
Ray A on Apr 20, 2017
Does this tree do well in zone 10?
Maureen W on Sep 21, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, you don't want to plant these is a zone 10. They grow in zones 6-9.
How big is it when you first order it?
Murph on Mar 11, 2017
BEST ANSWER: The plant size is listed for each product. The size we currently have of the Oklahoma Redbud is 5-6ft.
Is this tree and evergreen?
A shopper on Mar 1, 2017
BEST ANSWER: No, Redbuds are Deciduous.
how far apart should the oklahoma redbud be planted?
A shopper on Apr 17, 2017
BEST ANSWER: I would recommend 20 feet at the very least.
Hi dear
Where are your location ?
Quyen on Mar 6, 2017
BEST ANSWER: We are in NC near charlotte
How quickly does this tree grow?
A shopper on Nov 13, 2016
BEST ANSWER: It actually grows fairly quick. Expect 6-12" inches per year.
Would this grow in Iowa?
A shopper on Oct 18, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No the Oklahoma Redbud would not grow well in Iowa. The Forest Pansy goes into a zone 5 though so as long as you aren't in the small portion of the state that is a zone 4 you could plant the Forest Pansy Redbud. http://www.theplantingtree.com/forest-pansy-redbud-tree.html

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