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Eastern Redbuds bloom early... they let you know spring is on its way with loads of pink flowers. Easy to grow, even in small areas!


Eastern Redbud

Incredible, Showy Pink Flowers for Spring


Height

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Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 4-5 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 3-4 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 2-3 ft

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Height

The heights we list are after we prune your tree.

Many Nurseries advertise heights before they prune, then cut off several feet before shipping. While this reduces their shipping cost, it gives their customer a shorter tree than they bargained for. The tree will likely need an extra year to grow back the growth that was trimmed.

We prune your tree throughout its life. This process takes us longer, but gives you more branches and quicker production.

Plus, we don't include the pot or root length in our measurements. This gives you an extra 1-2 ft. in tree size.

Our larger trees are usually one to two years older than our smaller ones and will typically give you better results the first full growing season.

: 1-2 ft

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This soil amendment contains 16 strains of mycorrhizal fungi, biostimulants, beneficial bacteria and Horta-Sorb® water management gel.

Simply sprinkle the product into the planting hole adjacent to the root ball when planting.

The organisms will start to work right away supplying the roots with much needed nutrition.

The specially formulated Horta-Sorb® will reduce transplant stress and aid in water retention.

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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. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Growing Zones: 4-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 10-15 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 4-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 4-9
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It's Easy to Plant your Eastern Redbud


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Eastern Redbud.

First, dig each hole so that it is just shallower than the root ball and at least twice the width.

Then loosen the soil in the planting hole so the roots can easily break through.

Use your shovel or try dragging the points of a pitch fork along the sides and bottom of the hole.



Step 2 - Place Your Plant

Next, separate the roots of your Eastern Redbud gently with your fingers and position them downward in the hole.

The top of the root flare, where the roots end and the trunk begins, should be about an inch above the surrounding soil.

Then make sure the plant is exactly vertical in the hole.

To make it just right, use a level.

Step 3 - Backfill Your Hole

As you backfill the hole, apply water to remove air pockets.

Remove debris like stones and grass and completely break up any dirt clumps.

Water your Eastern Redbud again after the transplant is complete.

To help retain some of that moisture, it's recommended that you place mulch around each plant to a depth of 2"-3" up to but not touching the trunk. Organic mulches such as wood chips also help to better soil structure as they decompose.

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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.
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November 14, 2014
Los Angeles, CA, US
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.
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December 31, 2012
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.
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December 31, 2012
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over 3 years ago
We just purchased our red bud and needed planting instructions. We came to the right place. Thank you very much.
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December 31, 2012
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No wind
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.
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July 6, 2015
Lebanon, PA, US
Growing Zone:
6
No flowers
Tree is doing very well, but no blooms the first spring after planting.
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August 10, 2014
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over 2 years ago
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So far, so great.
I've only had this tree for little over a month, but it has sprouted branches and leaves at a very good rate. It has far outpaced a Stark Bros. peach tree I planted at the same time, despite the fact that the Stark tree arrived taller and of wider girth. I've never had a problem with any of the several Pam's trees I've bought in the past. I regret my Stark purchase, although I'm still hoping the peach tree will work out.
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July 26, 2015
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1 month ago
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eastern red bud tree
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.
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October 16, 2014
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1 year ago
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6
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eastern redbub
Received the tree and planted it immediately. The leaves it came with fell off, expected this. It then developed new buds and soon after they died. Have leaves at the very base, but nothing on the limbs.
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July 26, 2015
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3 months ago
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Both Eastern Redbuds are dead. Will never order again from this company.
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July 28, 2015
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5 months ago
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NOT HAPPY
I was not happy when I unpacked this Redbud. The trunk all five feet of it is thin the size of a pencil with two leaves at the very top. Sorry to say this is my first and my last purchase from your company.
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July 29, 2015
Purchased
3 weeks ago
Growing Zone:
5
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I live on the west side of Cleveland, Ohio. I just had 3 ash trees taken down. I want to plant the redbud in my backyard corner. It will now get some sun and it is wet in the spring. Do you think it will do well there? When would I receive the tree. We still have snow on the ground.
Donna T on Mar 10, 2015
Best Answer: This location sounds like a Redbud should grow well in your location. It likes moisture, as long as the site is well-drained, and since it is naturally occurs on woodland edges, it likes a few hours of sun a day. If your site has standing water in spring or is boggy, you will need to work in a generous amount of composted leaves and organic matter to keep their roots happy in your wet spring. They take a fair amount of drought once established.
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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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Will this tree actually be 4-5 feet when I receive it?
Colleen C on Apr 23, 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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How old is the plant that will be shipped?
Melanie A on May 25, 2015
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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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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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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
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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
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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!
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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 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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PRUNING , WHEN BEST TIME ?
Bob Y on May 25, 2015
Best Answer: I trimmed the tree after flowers dropped of
Reply · Report · Jose F on May 26, 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.
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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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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.
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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/ZoneMap.htm
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I think our red bud tree is dying. what can I spray it with ?
bill w on Jul 27, 2015
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Will this tree lose its' leaves in the winter in zone 9?
Sandra O on Jul 18, 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
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