Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)- Potted in 5" deep band pot - 24-36 inches tall
Eastern Redbud, is a majestic deciduous tree native to North America. Its distinctive feature lies in the breathtaking display of pea-like vibrant pink to purple flowers that grace its bare branches in early spring, before the emergence of its leaves.
This tree thrives in environments that receive partial to full sunlight, ideally soaking in at least six hours of sunlight daily. While it can tolerate some shade, particularly in hotter climates, optimal growth occurs in sunnier locations.
Eastern Redbud shows adaptability to a various soil types, favoring well-drained soils with a slightly acidic to neutral pH. It can flourish in clay, loamy, or sandy soils, provided they offer good drainage to prevent potential issues like root rot. Flourishes in USDA hardiness zones 4 to 9. This resilience allows them to withstand harsh winters and scorching summers.
This deciduous tree is a moderate grower, reaching heights of approximately 20 to 30 feet with a similar spread. Its heart-shaped leaves unfurl after the spring bloom, transitioning from initial reddish or purplish hues to a lush green during the summer months. Come autumn, these leaves turn a vibrant yellow before gracefully falling. The trunk and branches often showcase a distinctive grayish-brown bark that becomes deeply furrowed as the tree matures.
The Eastern Redbud has edible seeds, historically consumed by Native American tribes, birds and wildlife. Seeds are mildly sweet or nutty flavor and can be eaten raw or cooked. Furthermore, these trees play a crucial role in attracting pollinators like bees and butterflies, enhancing the biodiversity of their environment.
Can be planted directly into the ground when ever your soil is not frozen. If your USDA zone is 7 or higher, can be Fall, Spring or Summer planted. If colder zone, Spring or Summer plant.
Needs a very well draining soil, especially if planted in containers. If planting in a container, we recommend our "Potting Soil Mix For Any Plants That Require Well Drained Soil".
Price includes Free Shipping to most areas. Ships on Monday or Tuesday UPS. We can ship to all States. Additional Freight charge for AK, HI, US Territories, PO Boxes and remote areas where UPS charges a surcharge.
Ships with leaves in Spring and Summer and dormant without leaves in Fall and Winter.