Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis)
A treasure in the April landscape, when it is clustered with magenta buds that unfold into a blanket of rosy pink. No equal, no competitor, can be found among small, flowering landscape trees. Eastern Redbud is a native species, which flowers appear on leafless branches and are followed by waxy, bronzy to reddish purple new leaves that soon turn dark green. The unique, heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall.
Mature Height: 25′
Mature Spread: 30′
Sunlight: Full sun to partial shade
Soil Preference: Tolerant to a wide variety of soils
Nurseryman’s Notes: Great tree for front yards, smaller lawns, in groupings or under power lines (really, any imaginable landscape situation). Mature shape is rounded to spreading. Adaptable to soil with lower or higher pH, and moist to dry.