The Redbud is one of the very first trees to flower in the spring. Its clusters of small, lavender-pink flowers are gorgeous. Redbuds are a legume (related to beans) and a small to medium sized tree with dark green heart-shaped leaves and have no disease or pest problems. Fall color is bright yellow.
Tree Form: Open vase
Blooms: Lavender flowers in late Jan-Feb
Foliage: Green heart-shaped leaves, bright yellow in fall
Flower: Lavender-purple or pink, sometimes white; blooms in early Spring before leaves emerge; attracts insects
Seeds: Long bean pod in summer
Light requirements: Partial shade to full sun
Soil type: Well-drained upland soils pH 5.5-6.5
Foliage: Fall leaves are a bright yellow, deciduous (seasonally loses leaves)
Pruning: Prune trees when young
to get and keep the desired shape as they grow. Prune sparingly the
older trees; do more of a light trimming to keep the shape and remove
the dead wood.
Maintenance: Easy, no pests
Hardiness Zone: 7-9
from the farm 3-gallon, 7-gallon and 15-gallon. Please call for prices and availability.