• Forest Pansy Redbud for Sale

    Forest Pansy Redbud for Sale

    Forest Pansy Redbud for Sale


Forest Pansy Redbud

Reg: $199.90
Save: $99.95  (50%)
Ships May 31st, 2016
 $7.00 Oversized Fee

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  • Shipped to you Bare-Root

    The Benefits of Bare-Root Trees...

    Bare-root trees are grown in a field and naturally have a larger root system than container grown trees. This means you get a plant that will become established quicker and provide you with superior growth in the spring.

    Your tree arrives dormant (sleeping for the winter). Without foliage to support, it doesn't require as much water or nutrients to survive. So transplanting is stress-free.

    If you plant in the winter, your roots will continue to grow and become more established. When spring arrives you will see bright new foliage appearing.

    Selling bare-root trees allows us to offer you a higher quality product at a lower price.

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3. Extras

-t- Premium Planting Kit
Planting Kit 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 Root Rocketâ„¢ 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. Tree Stake Kit to help keep your tree stable, giving roots time to grow.
Fungi Tree Guard Tree Guard
Root Rocket 24" Tree Guard Tree Staking Kit
-t- Planting Mix
Forest Pansy Redbud Planting Mix

Helps your Forest Pansy Redbud get established in a fraction of the time, become more drought tolerant, and grow faster. Here's how:

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. 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.

Use 1 bag of Planting Mix for each plant ordered.

Soil Contents
-t- Root Rocketâ„¢ Fertilizer
Root Rocket™ Transplant Fertilizer

2oz. Packet

Get your new plants off to the right start by using Root Rocket™ Transplant.

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.

1 packet per plant

Root Rocket Fertilizer

Growing Zones: 5-9

Growing Zones 5-9 This plant is recommended for zones: 5-9
(green area above)
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

20-30 ft.

Mature Width:

25-35 ft.

Drought Tolerance:


Botanical Name:

Cercis Canadensis 'Forest Pansy'

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If your garden or landscape is missing that certain something, then you simply must consider the Forest Pansy Redbud.

Perfect in size, its medium stature--topping out at between 20 to 30 feet--will give you ample planting choices and work well with a variety of designs. The floral display will add a burst of color with a natural appeal that will brighten your garden and add warmth and charm like few other trees can.

Like A Beacon in Your Garden

The Forest Pansy's smooth, gray branches stretch out vertically, hoisting gorgeous red, almost violet flowers to form a lovely canopy alive with vibrant color. The delicate petals fan out in wonderful clusters, attracting hummingbirds and other welcome visitors hovering for a look. It's a spectacular show of color that will awaken your garden in early spring, weeks before most other blooms. Create a wildlife themed garden or naturlaized landscape and the bees won't be the only ones buzzing about it. Your envious neighbors will too.

The Show Must Go On

Just because spring gives way to summer doesn't mean the Redbud's job is done. Once fall arrives, your Forest Pansy will come alive with color again; but this time it's the leaves that put on the show. Like lily pads suspended from stems among the branches, the green leaves begin to mix in splashes of yellow and orange to tantalize the eye.

Whether for your garden, landscape, walkway or patio, any place you choose to plant it would be vastly improved with the addition of a Forest Pansy Redbud.

Customer Reviews

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Great service....
I was asked to review the tree purchase. But I just have had it a week or two. So we'll see.
But as far as the tree being shipped, well that was perfect. Nice box for shipping. Tree looked great. Good planting info.
got it Nebraska in 3 days. Pleased as Punch....
I will order again.
August 10, 2015
10 months ago
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Doing well
This tree showed little signs of life for about 3-4 weeks after I planted it. Then it sprouted some buds, followed by a few leaves. It seemed to grow pretty quickly in height for a couple of months but slowed down when it started getting hot. But it looks like it's healthy and happy. I was worried at first, but it just had to come out of hibernation. So far, I am pleased with this tree.
July 25, 2015
1 year ago
Growth Rate
expectations exceeded
After carefully.trying to pick what we wanted decided on the forest pansy. Like most online trees wasn't expecting anything too good but was very surprised at the quality of the product we received. Fantastic trees and look so forward to watching them grow
September 1, 2015
Sonora, KY, US
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Growth Rate
OK but slower growing than expected
We planted two of these last summer and kept careful watch over how much water they received since it was so hot. They survived into the fall but their leaves and smaller twigs kept falling off or breaking. The winter was mild but they honestly looked like dead sticks, so we were very happy when they budded and have now leafed out. But fast growing? Not unless they suddenly get into gear.
April 20, 2016
Paducah, KY, US
1 year ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Forest Pansy Redbud

Forest Pansy 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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For the spring bloom and fall foliage. Plus it's small enough to have two in our front yard
Jessica W on Mar 26, 2016
Sherri H on Mar 23, 2016
For the spring bloom and fall foliage. Plus it's small enough to have two in our front yard
Jessica W on Mar 26, 2016
Beautiful flowering tree with dark red leaves in spring.
Ronald J on Mar 25, 2016
Sherri H on Mar 23, 2016
I had bought one of these from a local nursery a few years ago and it is perfect just off our patio. The small local nursery closed and I heard good things about fast growing trees so I tried them.
Mark M on Mar 23, 2016
Want to attract and feed bees
Jennifer B on Dec 21, 2015
It beautiful and a native plant in my area
Charlotte T on Oct 17, 2015
Beautiful flowering tree with dark red leaves in spring.
Ronald J on Mar 25, 2016
I had bought one of these from a local nursery a few years ago and it is perfect just off our patio. The small local nursery closed and I heard good things about fast growing trees so I tried them.
Mark M on Mar 23, 2016
How much will this tree grow the first year and then in successive years?
Gwyn G on Apr 23, 2015
BEST ANSWER: The growth rate on this tree is moderate meaning it should grow about 13-24" per year.
Do the blooms completely die before the leaves emerge on the Forest Pansy Redbud?
Gail M on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: On my forest pansy redbud trees in zone 6 the blooms disappear just as the dark red leaves emerge.
the video said that the leaves are green, when the leaves became red?
J Z on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Leaves emerge red in spring, changing to dark green in summer with a hint of red in the veins, yellow in fall, though fall color can be variable.
I want to plant a Forrest pansy redbud near an English walnut that will eventually replace the old walnut, will being close to the walnut hinder the redbuds growth and also concern about the root system is the forb root system invasive?
christine a on Apr 6, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Betty no worries about the sun I can cut the over hanging branches to allow the red bud full sun and room to grow! I've done something similar with a Chinese pistache tree and another English walnut tree on the other end of the yard. I'm trying to prepare for having them cut down completely as they are 80-100 yrs old but I want to have the walnut trees for the shade as long as possible while the fp red bud grows!

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Pruning makes plants appear to be less-full than the ones you may have seen at your local big box garden center. A retailer's goal is to have plants look their best while sitting in the store. Our goal is to have them look the best after you plant them.

Pruned trees and shrubs not only travel better, but become established much quicker. So rather than supporting extra foliage, they put their energy into sending out deep roots. Once that happens, your plants become hardier and quickly explode with new top growth. Above the ground, pruning helps your plants develop a more attractive form.