Cercis canadensisEastern Redbud
- Height: 25′
- Spread: 30′
- Shape: Rounded, Spreading
- Growth Rate: Medium
- Foliage: Green
- Fall Color: Yellow
- Flower: Purple-Pink in Early Spring
- Fruit: Small Papery Pods
- Distinctive Features:Early spring flowers pop along branches before the leaves
Cercis canadensis – The Eastern Redbud is a native favorite in the landscape. The heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in the fall. In the spring, the tree is covered with pink and purple flowers along the branches. The smooth gray bark and branching pattern adds winter interest, as well. All of these seasonal interests along with good performance in the nursery make it a “Tried & True” favorite of ours!
The Midwest native Eastern Redbud is an understory tree that grows vigorously in our fields. Over the years, we have watched Redbuds thrive in drought seasons as well as rainy spells. It doesn’t seem to miss a beat with extreme temperature fluctuations either. We grow both single trunk and multi-stem specimens. Each tree is truly unique from the next, and the character of this species really stands out.