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.
Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Eastern Redbud.
If you're planting a hedge, mark out a visual guide by placing stakes five to six feet apart and looping string around them. Plant the where the stakes are and they'll grow together to make a dense privacy screen.
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.
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.
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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