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Growing Zones: 4-9



Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
(green area above)

You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

10-15 ft.

Sunlight:

Full to Partial

Drought Tolerance:

Good

Botanical Name:

Cercis canadensis

Does Not Ship To:

AZ

Incredible, Showy Pink Flowers for Spring

If you appreciate flowering trees as much as we do, you'll love the showy pink flowers of the Eastern Redbud.

The Eastern Redbud is one of the first trees to flower in the early spring, blooming petite pink flowers in large clusters.

These colorful blooms appear in late winter or early spring. Soon after, dark green, glossy leaves begin to form a beautiful backdrop, making these rosy-pink blooms stand out even more.

Ideal for tight places or small lots, but will brighten up even the largest yards. Matures to 20-30 ft. tall into a dense, round shape.

Grows in a variety of soils and climates.

These are strong trees with deep root systems. Very resistant to storm, ice and wind damage.





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This tree is really pretty I live in Los Angeles I got them before spring of 2014 and it quickly grew 4feet by summer, when I planted the trees they bloom beautifully in spring with dark pink flowers it was amazing and this fall it turns into golden yellow. If you want a tree that can tolerate different climates this is the one.
November 14, 2014
Montebello , CA
Growing Zone:
9
Freezing weather in the Texas hill country did not (evidently) harm this new addition to our yard. It is starting to bud today and we have had some really cold weather.
December 31, 2012
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Beautiful tree but can't take the wind. Ours was damaged twice and is now dying. Did not know that they usually grow on the edge of the forrest to help with wind. Extention office informed us after the first breakage.
July 6, 2015
Lebanon, PA
Growing Zone:
6
I bought this tree just before the hot summer in Florida so I didn't get the flowers. I cannot believe how much it grew and cannot wait til spring to see it in full bloom.
December 31, 2012
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over 4 years ago
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Beauty that is worth the wait!
The REAL test of any company is How well does the company back their product, especially when the customer buys an extended warranty!
My first two Eastern Redbuds were rather small and fragile looking and when they didn't perform very well I redeemed my extended warranty. This is when REAL CUSTOMER SERVICE KICKED IN: FAST-GROWING made it very easy to redeem my warranty and their replacements were twice as GOOD, bigger, stronger looking. The replacements should have came on the first order. Notwithstanding the inconvenience, FAST-GROWING DID COME THRU IN A VERY POSITIVE WAY WHICH WILL LEAD TO FUTURE PURCHASES FROM NOT ONLY ME BUT TO MANY OTHERS THAT MAY HAVE AN INFLUENCE. NOW, THE REAL TEST WILL BE THE ACTUAL GROWTH OF THESE BEAUTIFUL TREES.
August 17, 2015
Purchased
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
5
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Beautiful tree
I have always enjoyed seeing Eastern Redbud trees blooming in the spring in Tennessee when I go to visit family. They bring such vivid color to the newly emerging forest green. I began noticing them in my neighbor hood and decided to put some in my yard as several of our Aspen trees have come to the end of their lives. I ordered two Eastern Redbud trees from Fast Growing Trees on a Friday and they e-mailed me just after I had placed my order and told me they would be shipping them out the following Monday. I received the trees and put them in the ground within 18 hours. Both trees were doing fine at first, until several weeks after planting one of the tree's leaves began to wilt and die. We made sure the tree was getting enough water, but it continued to die. I contacted Fast Growing Trees and they sent me an e-mail letting me know how to test the tree to see if it is dead or not. I did the test and the tree is definately dead. The good thing is, is that Fast Growing Trees guarantee their product and will send me out a new tree. The other tree we had purchased is doing well and is putting out new growth and is becoming established. It will be great to see it flowering next spring.
August 4, 2015
Growing Zone:
5
No flowers
Tree is doing very well, but no blooms the first spring after planting.
August 10, 2014
Purchased
over 3 years ago
We just purchased our red bud and needed planting instructions. We came to the right place. Thank you very much.
December 31, 2012
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The price was great for the size that came. Were some leaves on it. I say were, because the leaves turned brown and fell off. There are about six leaves, green, on it right now. Hopefully it will live and grow and be beautiful
July 30, 2015
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1 year ago
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8
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Thank you for sending over the review query. The red bud lost all of its leaves and looked a bit sickly when I first received it. Small branches of new growth are slowly sprouting from the base of the tree now, and hopefully, it will survive, but it is not a hardy looking tree right now nor when it first arrived. Time will tell.
October 16, 2014
Purchased
over 2 years ago
Growing Zone:
6

Planting & Care



It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Eastern Redbud


Eastern Redbud Planting Diretions

Choosing a location: The Redbud tree (or "Judas tree") is a lovely harbinger of spring and has been referred to as “a breath of fresh air after a long winter.” What makes the redbud so special is its gift of spring color and its hardy adaptability. The purple pink flowers of the eastern redbud appear all over the tree in early spring and are even produced on the larger trunks. They do well in locations with full sun to partial shade (afternoon shade is best). A soil pH of about 7.5 is recommended as well as well draining soil. Avoid planting in areas that are prone to flooding or that collect standing water. 

Planting Directions

1) Select a site 6 to 8 feet from existing structures and about 3 feet from fences. Clear a 4 to 5 foot radius of any competing plants, weeds or grass. 

2) Redbud roots establish quicker in loosened, aerated soil so spread about 4 inches of compost over the planting site to improve drainage and the soil texture. After digging your planting hole blend compost into the soil to around 1 foot deep and 3 feet in diameter using a shovel and/or spade fork. 

3) Dig a planting hole for the redbud twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as the depth of the root ball. Rub the root system to loosen the outer roots. Fill the hole halfway with the removed soil and top it off with water. Fill it in the rest of the way and water again to settle the soil, using a total of about 15 gallons of water.

4) Spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch over the planting site but be sure it's about 4 inches away from the base of the trunk to prevent fungus and rot. Mulch conserves water in the soil, adds nutrients as it breaks down and aids in weed prevention.

Watering: Watering a newly planted tree depends on things like the amount of rainfall you get in your area, temperatures and what season it is. When trees are newly planted their watering requirements are high but take care, root growth is slow in soil that is too wet or too dry. During the first year make sure to water your tree often enough to keep its soil moist yet not soaked. Pay close attention to your tree during the dry season, so that you can ensure that it receives enough water. Water later in the evening after the heat of the day has subsided. This way, the water will not evaporate immediately and the roots have a good chance at absorbing the moisture.

Pruning: To shape future growth, pruning redbud trees while they’re young is a must. Another reason to prune is to strengthen the connections of the main leaders to the trunk. Pruning helps form U-shaped junctions so the primary limbs can support leaves and flowers. Prune the tree in early summer after the tree is done blooming. Begin by removing any larger lower branches and branches that cross over each other or rub together. Cut off the branches close to the trunk without leaving any stubs. Stubs allow an entrance for disease and pests to enter. If several branches need to be removed, do it over a course of months so that the tree doesn't go into shock of losing so much of its growth. In late winter, prune any dead and diseased wood. Cut out any tiny twigs and branches that have turned brown. Also, cut off any shoots that are coming up from the bottom or out of the trunk.

*Tip: Sterilize your pruning tools with a basic household rubbing alcohol to ensure a healthy cut during pruning.

Fertilizing: In early spring you can apply some compost and/or a complete fertilizer such as 5-10-5 in *granular form. Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions. This combined with maintaining several inches of organic mulch year round should be sufficient to feed the soil and keep the tree healthy. 

*Granular (or dry fertilizer) is a type of fertilizer, which comes in a dry pelleted form as opposed to spikes, a liquid, or powder.

Early settlers found the blossoms of the redbud a delicious addition to their salads. Early folk healers used the bark to treat common maladies and sometimes even leukemia. Many Native Americans chose the wood of the California redbud for constructing their bows. The sheer springtime beauty of the redbud may be its greatest hold on the American spirit and a wonderful addition of color to any landscape. 


Questions & Answers

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Saw them while visiting Tennessee and thought the we're very pretty trees.
Denise E on Apr 17, 2016
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Mauricio R on Apr 15, 2016
I chose it because it has good reviews, and it looks very pretty. Haven't received it yet but it's supposed to do well in my zone.
Enrique R on Apr 17, 2016
I really like the Spring color action on this tree. I used to have one but have bought a new house so I wanted a new one.
Matthew S on Apr 11, 2016
I have 4 Redbuds: one store-bought and 3 that were little seedlings that grew under a big Redbud tree, that was blooming like crazy. Two of the seedlings (now about 4 yrs old) I planted in full sun (N Florida, temp 100*F often). They grew steady, not very fast, but are looking good. The other seedling and the store-bought tree are in partial shade. The seedling grew like crazy, the store-bought almost not at all. Problem: neither one is blooming. Any advise?
GG G on Mar 16, 2015
Best Answer: Typically, Cercis starts to bloom at a young age, but in the northern portion of its range, they will sometimes take as long as 6-7 years before blooming, especially when in the shade. I would give them some more time --
Reply · Report · KarenStaff on Jul 6, 2015
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What does it look like when not flowering?sparse?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: They have a heart-shaped leaf that pops after the blooms have fallen. Some will grow to the size of the palm of your hand and provide great shade when matured.
Reply · Report · Oscar B on Jun 7, 2014
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My tree has been in the ground for 3 years. I've never seen a bloom. Is there anything I can do?
Margaret T on May 10, 2015
Best Answer: A late freeze can hurt bloom production.
Reply · Report · Debbie C on Aug 10, 2015
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IS IT TOO LATE (JULY) TO PLANT THIS TREE?
Maria C on Jul 1, 2014
Best Answer: I live in Colorado. I think it is fine to plant now. Make sure it is well watered during the summer and fall, and continue through the winter. Protect is needed. It is doing well, a year old. It did not bloom at all this spring.
Reply · Report · Twyla W on Jul 1, 2014
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does it do well with poor drainage?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: These trees seem to prefer moist but pretty well drained areas; at least the six I have do better in pretty well drained areas.
Reply · Report · Kevin R on May 30, 2014
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how do I prevent the leaves from dying, or having spider type bugs that kills the leaves?
Kellie F on Jul 21, 2014
Best Answer: I apply a systemic tree insecticide each year in March, before the leaves start to emerge. Then if there is an infestation anyway, I reapply in the fall. It seems to help all my trees. Hope this helps.
Reply · Report · Patricia P on Jul 22, 2014
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what kind if any fruit does the eastern redbud have and what is the size of the fruit ?
A shopper on Jul 20, 2014
Best Answer: The Eastern Red Bud has brown pea pods that are 2 to 4 inches long.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 22, 2014
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Do you carry weeping redbuds?
Chris M on Jul 2, 2014
Best Answer: No we do not carry the Weeping Redbud, but carry Weeping Cherry Trees and Weeping Willow Trees.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
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when do you trim the red bud trees?
A shopper on Jun 9, 2014
Best Answer: Redbud Trees are best trimmed immediately after they bloom. Sometime in mid-spring.
Reply · Report · Justin FStaff on Jun 9, 2014
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I got the eastern redbud planting kit....how many fert. tabs do I put in?
A shopper on Jul 24, 2014
Best Answer: I waited until 2nd year then used slow release fertilizer at label suggested rate.
Reply · Report · MEDICINE C on Jul 24, 2014
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I planted a Redbud last year and it is getting tiny leaves but never bloomed beforehand. Why is that?
Jennifer C on Apr 29, 2015
Best Answer: There could be a number of reasons. Not enough sunlight. They need a minimum of 4 hours direct sunlight a day in order to bloom.
Nitrogen fertilizer (for grass) could also cause flowering trees not to bloom.
Lack of fertilizer. In early spring you can apply some compost and/or a complete fertilizer such as 5-10-5 in *granular form. Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions. This combined with maintaining several inches of organic mulch year round should be sufficient to feed the soil and keep the tree healthy.
*Granular (or dry fertilizer) is a type of fertilizer, which comes in a dry pelleted form as opposed to spikes, a liquid, or powder.
It can also take 5-7 years for them to bloom.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Feb 2, 2016
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Is there a best time of year to plant Eastern Redbud trees?
Richard, Las Vegas
Richard D on Jul 16, 2014
Best Answer: The best time to plant Eastern Redbud Trees is in the early Spring or early Fall. However if temperatures aren't scorching hot in the 90's or above then its fine to go ahead and plant now.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 18, 2014
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What is the difference between Eastern Redbud and the Texas Redbud ?
A shopper on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: The Eastern Redbud is very cold hardy, and grows 30 - 40 feet tall and 10 - 15 feet wide while producing light pink flowers every Spring.

The Texas Redbud grows about 25 feet tall and produces darker blooms.
Reply · Report · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
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Is this tree deciduous? The cottonwoods we have made a huge mess with their leaves which we fight all fall and winter
Barbara G on Feb 25, 2016
Best Answer: Yes, according to the USDA (see http://plants.usda.gov/factsheet/pdf/fs_ceca4.pdf ) it is. The ones I bought from Fast Growing Trees are still young and are not very messy. They are nice and I'm looking forward to them getting bigger.
Reply · Report · Patricia C on Feb 26, 2016
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I want to purchase an Eastern Redbud. I live on the Northern coast of CA near Mendocino CA. in zone 9. Can Eastern Redbuds thrive her?. Temperatures from 34-80, Winds from 10 to 25 mph, Fog & EL Nino Rains? Thanks, Karen
Karen s on Jan 30, 2016
Best Answer: So, I don't know anything about northern CA, but I do have 5 of these lovely trees here in the mid-Atlantic. 2 were planted probably 6 years ago and have thrived through all kinds of weather, heavy, heavy snow, one exceptionally rainy Spring, wind, and 2 (maybe 3?) summers ago, a much drier than usual season. My newer ones were planted 2 years ago, and they have done really well also. Honestly, it sounds like they'd have less to contend with where you are than they do here!
They don't look like much when they arrive, but the next summer, they take off and they're really beautiful, both the flowers and the big, heart-shaped leaves
Reply · Report · Rebecca R on Jan 31, 2016
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are these seedlings?
A shopper on Sep 15, 2014
Best Answer: I've had this tree for 2 years. It arrived as a bare-root tree with ~ 1 inch diameter trunk, and about four feet in height. I planted it in full sun, here in middle Tennessee, where it gets really hot in the Summer months. I made sure I had fresh topsoil to place in the hole around the roots, and I watered the topsoil as I placed it around the roots to displace any air pockets. I then placed a 3 inch layer of mulch around the tree, being careful not to contact the trunk. Watering was ~ one inch per week during the growing season. The tree really took off, and the trunk diameter has about doubled this year. I also had a few lovely blooms this Spring, and I expect more this coming season. So, probably more information than you wanted, but I think, based on my specimen, that these are not seedlings, but very young trees, which, if handled properly, will grow quickly and become a focal point in your landscape. Hope this helps!
Reply · Report · William A on Sep 15, 2014
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How Long will it Bloom?
Stacy S on Mar 28, 2016
Best Answer: I planted it during the summer and it bloomed the following Spring. (I was worried because it came with no leaves---and stayed that way through the summer, fall, etc.) But come Spring, it was blooming!
Reply · Report · Patricia C on Mar 28, 2016
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I know it says pink but do they look purple? Looking for it to be purple and it says to choose Eastern red bud but on here it stats pink??
Javier F on Mar 7, 2016
Best Answer: They look like a light purple. Just as you see it in the picture. They are gorgeous.
Reply · Report · Bruce N on Mar 8, 2016
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I have had my redbud for 7 years. It blooms beautiful in the spring. why does it have pods all over the branches?
Carol I on Nov 23, 2015
Best Answer: Those are seed pods just like the pods a mimosa tree produces.
Reply · Report · Marsha H on Nov 24, 2015
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what is causing my Oregon redwood to have little white growths on the rootball? I planted it 8 days ago.
jeanne on Jul 21, 2015
Best Answer: Hi Jean
Is it possible you saw pearlite in the roots from the planting mix ? If you send a photo I would be happy to help further. At the bottom of http://www.fast-growing-trees.com home page you will see contact us for photo and email submission. Thank you
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Jul 22, 2015
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What type of is this? There are many canadensis?
A shopper on Sep 10, 2014
Best Answer: It is an Eastern Redbud. I purchased one for my brother's house a few years ago and it now looks great. Brilliant, iridescent purple flowers in the spring and heart-shaped attractive foliage in the summer and fall. Shade tolerant, but can stand the sun too. I'd buy one for our house if it were not in the middle of the city and if we had a yard.
Reply · Report · patrick l on Sep 10, 2014
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Does this tree come in a dormant stage?
A shopper on Jul 17, 2014
Best Answer: No. Ours came in a six-foot box with branches, leaves, and root ball. We planted it right away and this year it's about 1.5 last year's size. It withstood the "nasty" 2013-2014 winter well.
Reply · Report · L.J. S on Jul 17, 2014
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Does the Eastern Redbud flower through the summer?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: No, it flowers for a few weeks in early Spring before new leaves emerge.
Reply · Report · John G on Jun 6, 2014
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How deep do the Eastern redbud roots grow? If there is a sewer system about 10feet down nearby where it is to be planted, will the roots affect the sewer system?
S K on Aug 10, 2015
Best Answer: Hi S Krishnan
My best advise would be to contact your local county water works department, and then go from there.
Reply · Report · Lisa BStaff on Aug 11, 2015
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My husband is concerned the trunk and root system will bust up the drive way. I would like to plant a row of eastern redbuds along the drive way approximately 3.5' from the concrete. Will this be a problem?
Mrs. A on Jul 25, 2015
Best Answer: I would not plant that close. Maybe foot away. This provides space for the trunk to grow and eliminates any possibility of hitting them with the car too.
Reply · Report · Mike C on Jul 25, 2015
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My soil does not have good drainage, how should I plant a redbud tree. Can I make a large mound to plant above the ground so the drainage will be better?
Pattie on Jun 10, 2015
Best Answer: Yes, a large mound for drainage would be great! You can also but gravel at the bottom of the hole to promote drainage.
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Oct 9, 2015
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PRUNING , WHEN BEST TIME ?
Bob Y on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: To shape future growth, pruning redbud trees while they’re young is a must. Another reason to prune is to strengthen the connections of the main leaders to the trunk. Pruning helps form U-shaped junctions so the primary limbs can support leaves and flowers. Prune the tree in early summer after the tree is done blooming. Begin by removing any larger lower branches and branches that cross over each other or rub together. Cut off the branches close to the trunk without leaving any stubs. Stubs allow an entrance for disease and pests to enter. If several branches need to be removed, do it over a course of months so that the tree doesn’t go into shock of losing so much of its growth. In late winter, prune any dead and diseased wood. Cut out any tiny twigs and branches that have turned brown. Also, cut off any shoots that are coming up from the bottom or out of the trunk.

*Tip: Sterilize your pruning tools with a basic household rubbing alcohol to ensure a healthy cut during pruning.
Reply · Report · Robyn .Staff on Dec 16, 2015
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is florida a good place for this tree?
Dori L on Dec 7, 2014
Best Answer: Some parts are suitable for this tree. http://www.fast-growing-trees.com/USDA-Plant-Hardiness-Zone-Map.htm
Reply · Report · Angela SStaff on Dec 22, 2014
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