The Eastern Redbud’s foliage is rounded heart-shaped green foliage that turns to beautiful pinkish purple blossoms in early spring. Following the spring’s explosion of color, long seed pods ripe to purple-brown in the summer. This highly ornamental small tree is attractive all year long and will complement any space it is planted.
- Attracts butterflies and hummingbirds
- Showy purple-ish pink flowers
- Light green foliage
- Adapts to a wide variety of soils
- Slightly fragrant
Planting Location: Easily grown in well-drained soils, produces the best flower growth when planted in full sun.
Hardiness: Tolerates cold to 15 – 20° F
Uses on Property: Specimen, Firescaping/ Fire-wise, ornamental tree
Pruning: Prune when dormant in winter as needed.
It naturally grows as a multi-branched shrub that can mature after many years into a small canopy tree.
The Eastern Redbud is found naturally along slopes and canyons, often near streams and other more moist areas.
- Plant Hardiness Zones: 6 – 9
- Mature Width: 10 – 20
- Mature Height: 10 – 15
- Soil Conditions: Adaptable
- Sunlight: Full Sun or Partial Shade
- Drought Tolerance: Mild