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Redbud Flowering Tree

Early Purple Red Blooms

One of the first to flower--and what a way to welcome spring! The Redbud blooms even before it leafs out--honey-sweet crimson-lavender blossoms. Grows 20-25 feet tall, shaped like a big pink umbrella. Produces golden fall foliage and green-pink seed pods into winter. Tolerates a wide range of soil types.

Gurney's trees are shipped as dormant bareroot stock that leafs out into handsome, healthy specimens that do our lawn and landscape proud.

  • Zone 4 - 9 (-20° F.). Winter mulch for first 2 - 3 years.
  • Height 20 - 30 feet, upright and spreading.
  • Light Required Full sun to partial shade.

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  • Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
  • Height: 20 - 30 feet, upright and spreading.
  • Spacing: 15 - 20 feet.
  • Depth: Soak roots 2 - 6 hours before planting, plant so stain on trunk is at same level as previously planted.
  • Spread: 25 - 30 feet.
  • Sun/Shade: Full sun to partial shade.
  • Color: Rosy-purple - opening a little lighter in color.
  • Foliage: Beautiful heart-shaped leaves. Midium-green glossy when young. 3 to 5 inches across.
  • Blooms: Early - mid Spring for 3 - 4 weeks.
  • Fruit: Pod.
  • Flower Form: Typical bean-pea like flowers.
  • Soil Requirements: Rich woodsy soil with plenty of organic matter.
  • Growth Rate: Moderate growth rate, rapid in first few years. 7 - 10 feet in 5 to 6 years.
  • Pruning: Does not need pruning.
  • Comments: One of the loveliest small trees, beautiful umbrella-like growth habit. Prolific early Spring flowers along the stems, followed by graceful foliage. Tolerant of shade. Makes a lovely specimen or grouped with other woodland plants. RESTRICTED STATES, AE, AK, GU, HI, PR.

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