888-504-2001
cannot find zip code, please re-enter
loading loading...




E 
Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

Pam's Picks
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!

*images shown are of mature plants

Lowest Price Online - Guaranteed

Eastern Redbud

Incredible, Showy Pink Flowers for Spring

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.

5-6 ft.
Oversized Fee: $7.00 each

Ships this Mon, Aug 4
List: $129.95
Sale: $64.98
6 at $61.73 ea.
Qty:  
Eastern Redbud
Planting Kit
Planting Kit Redbud Trees Planting Kit

Getting your tree off to the right start can more than double its growth rate. Your tree arrives pre-pruned... ready for explosive growth.

Your planting kit includes:
  1. 2 oz of Mycorrhizal Fungi so your tree can quickly explode with new root growth.

  2. Breathable Tree Guard protects against gnawing mice, rabbits, deer and mowers.

  3. Redbud Trees Slow Release Fertilizer Tablets. Your tree will get the optimal nutrition when it needs it most.
Fungi Tree Guard Fertilizer Tabs
Mycorrhizal Fungi 24" Tree Guard Fertilizer Tablets
$19.95
Sale: $9.98
Qty:  
-t-
Planting Mix for Redbud Trees
Planting Mix

Helps your Eastern Redbud get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Specially developed for plants that need a low pH. Here's how:

Mycorrhizal Fungi and Beneficial Bacteria... It's like a Probiotic for your tree... creating an explosion of fine hair roots that vastly improves nutrient and water uptake.

Course Organic Compost... loosens and improves all types of soils while promoting proper pH levels for acid loving plants. You get better drainage and moisture retention.

Microbial Fertilizers... including Sea Kelp, Yucca, and 100 other elements proven to gently feed your tree without burning the roots.


Soil Contents
$13.95
Sale: $6.98
Qty:  
-t-
Eastern Redbud
Fertilizer Tablets
Eastern Redbud

Fertilizer Tablets

This patented formula is slow release and will provide the nutrients needed for the first year of your plants life. This fertilizer will not burn your roots and is easy to install. Simply space the tablets evenly around your plants roots when planting. Be sure to water thoroughly after.


Fertilizer Tablets
$9.95
Sale: $4.98
Qty:  
-t-




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 generally recommended for zones: 4-9
(blue area above)

You are in Growing Zone:

cannot find zip code, please re-enter
loading loading...

Why Buy from Fast Growing Trees?

Save Money

Save thousands by shopping in the convenience of your own home instead of paying a landscaper for trees that struggle.

Tree to Door

Receive well developed, large trees and shrubs that thrive in your area.  Varieties that are easy to grow, long lived, and trouble free.  Your plants are clearly marked for size, pruned to a nice pleasing shape, and are delivered right to your doorstep.

No Chemicals

We shun growth regulators and other chemicals that make plants look good in the stores but struggle to survive once planted.

Large Size

Some nurseries charge you for a taller tree then chop 1/3 off, so it will fit in a shorter box. This saves them on shipping but can harm your tree and make you wait longer for it to grow back.

Can I Plant Now?

Yes... Your Eastern Redbud can be planted any time of year... even Winter. Roots will continue to grow on warm days, giving your tree a head-start for Spring. 

How do I Request a Different Ship Date?

Call us at 888-504-2001, email us or enter your requested ship date in our shopping cart next to the billing information section. 

Additional Info for Those Who Love to Read:

Orders are occasionally delayed if we see really bad weather approaching, or if we encounter unusual circumstances. A small number of our plants show a specific release date. If you purchase one of these and would like your other items sooner, just let us know. 
 
Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $15 $8.95
$15.00-$23.99 $11.95
$24.00-$39.99 $14.95
$40.00-$79.99 $18.95
$80.00-$98.99 $23.95
$99+ 28%


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.

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.



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.

5.0 / 5.0
3 Reviews
5 Stars
4 Stars
3 Stars
2 Stars
1 Stars
3
0
0
0
0
We just purchased our red bud and needed planting instructions. We came to the right place. Thank you very much.
Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0) · Flag as Inappropriate
December 31, 2012
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0) · Flag as Inappropriate
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.
Was this review helpful? Yes (0) No (0) · Flag as Inappropriate
December 31, 2012
Purchased
2 years ago
Browse 13 questions and 29 answers
Hide answersShow all answers | Sort by
What does it look like when not flowering?sparse?
A shopper on Jun 7, 2014
Best Answer: I do not know s I have two year old bare root tree that is just starting to grow. So far it has a bit of a shrubby growth habit and appears to be a slow grower
Reply · MEDICINE C on Jun 7, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (2)
does it do well with poor drainage?
A shopper on May 30, 2014
Best Answer: Not sure. We are in Colorado Springs with drainage that is "too good". It is doing fine in zone 5, 7000 ft elevation so far. It has not bloomed yet after a year, so that's disappointing. Hoping for next year.
Reply · Twyla W on May 30, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (1)
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 · Justin FStaff on Jun 9, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (1)
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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 7, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (1)
Does the Eastern Redbud flower through the summer?
A shopper on Jun 6, 2014
Best Answer: It grew really fast. 10x faster than what I got from Arbor Day. Worth the money. It went from 2 ft to 12ft in 2 years. Worth the money. It did not bud this spring. So I'm not sure if that is normal.
Reply · Franklin B on Jun 10, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · Twyla W on Jul 1, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · L.J. S on Jul 17, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
Show image of redbud leaves?
A shopper on Jul 28, 2014
Best Answer: My zted ud is in full leaf now, but unfortunately I don't know how to download a picture of them on this site. I can, however, try to describe the leaf to you.
My healthy Redbud stands about 6.5 ft. The large leaves are a glossy medium to dark color . They aren't stiff as say as an oak leaf would be. Though they look delicate, I can attest to their hardiness in high winds and heavy rain. Also, they seem pest resistant, which says a lot for this specie. I live in Florida where there's an abundance of insects that can decimate plants in a matter of days, yet I haven't had to treat my redbud at all. I hope this helps you in your decision making.
Reply · Andrea T on Jul 28, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · Patricia P on Jul 22, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · MEDICINE C on Jul 24, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 22, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 18, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)
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 · Allison BStaff on Jul 10, 2014
· Add Answer · I Have This Question Too (0)