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Western Redbud

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After a long winter this tree is a welcomed sight! It ushers in the spring with purple-red blooms.


Western Redbud

Thousands of Blooms on One Tree


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
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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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List: $119.90
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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

-4 left in stock
Ships Tomorrow
List: $99.90
Sale: $49.95
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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.

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Get your new plants off to the right start by using DIEHARD™ 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 need nutrition.

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

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1 oz. Per Ft. High Bare Root Plant

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The Western Redbud is one of the first trees to flower in the early spring, blooming petite purple-red flowers in large clusters. 

This blizzard of bright blooms appears in late winter or early spring. Soon after, dark green, glossy leaves begin to form a beautiful backdrop. 

Ideal for tight places or small lots, but will brighten up even the largest yards. Matures to a perfect 20-30 ft. tall, forming a dense, round shape. No other tree can offer this many blooms. 

Grows in a variety of soils and climates. 

Western Redbuds are often used to accent gardens because they are very compact. However, they make great ornamental trees as well, being able to command attention with their showy purple-red flowers. 

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

Prefers Growing Zones 6-9.

Growing Zones: 6-9

Mature Height: 20-30 ft.
Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
Sunlight: Full - Partial
Soil Conditions: Adaptable
Drought Tolerance: Good
Botanical Name: Cercis reniformis
Does not ship to: AZ
Growing Zones 6-9
This plant is recommended for zones: 6-9
(green area above)




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It's Easy to Plant your Western Redbud


Step 1 - Dig Your Hole

Select a site with full to partial sun and moist or well drained soil for your Western 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 Western 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 Western 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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Bought an Oklahoma Redbud in August of 2011 - it bloomed early - mid March though we had an unseasonably warm spring. Had beautiful purple flowers - looks like it grew a little bit. Now it's May 1st and the leaves are green. Can't wait until it's fully grown.
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Received an Oklahoma Redbud from you in April. I am so pleased with it. It loves my backyard here in Albuquerque and has filled out nicely. I can't wait until next Spring when it will flower. Thanks so much.
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can i plant the Western Red Bud in a large container?
cheryl W on May 7, 2015
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Will it grow in full shade?
Betty Jo J on Jun 29, 2014
Best Answer: Hi Betty Jo, Western Redbuds, like all Redbuds, are understory trees. Think of them growing under a Siberian Elm. This means dappled shade, not full shade. They can also grow in full sun. The city park across the street from me has planted several Western Redbuds and they all have been planted in full sun. They did not plant any of them under the huge trees that are in the park. I kind of like to copy what the city does in the park. Now, my Western Redbud is in dappled shade and part of the day it is in full sun and it looks wonderful and happy. I highly recommend Western Redbud. I also love the American Redbud. Good luck with your tree, and remember, if you plant it and it is not happy with the location, dig it up and move it elsewhere. Slow drip water too, and the bigger it gets, water out at the drip line.
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Will this tree grow on the Oregon coast?
A shopper on Jun 2, 2014
Best Answer: We were in North Texas when we first saw the Western Redbuds in bloom. They were planted in groups of 3 down both side of a boulevard. We live in Southwest Louisiana, and planted a small tree 2 years ago. Then added a 6 ft. tree last fall. I suggest you order the 6 ft tree, as It has grown much faster than the smaller one.
Although both trees put one a few blooms this spring. Just hope they can survive our late summer.

this spring. The challenge is coming soon when our late summer arrives. I hope you will give the Western
Redbuds a chance, as they are prettier than any of the other Redbuds I have seen.
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We have a redbud blossomed in spring but now the leaves are coming out but not on all the branches, a lot of dead small branches?
Stella c on Jun 6, 2015
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Will the Western Redbud grow in Coastal New Jersey and sandy soil?
What is the main difference in the Eastern and Western Redbud?
Marylou C on May 11, 2015
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Will my Trees and Shrubs Look Like the Photographs?

Most trees and plants on the website are pictured in their mature form. Depending on the product and growth rate, mature development can take years for your plant to resemble the photos.

Picture the last time you took a walk in the woods. The young trees were not miniature bonsai versions of mature trees. Instead they were naturally thin and lanky. Young trees are programmed to race toward the light, before the competing vegetation crowds them out. Once established at 10 feet or more, they start developing a wide canopy and shedding lower limbs.





Potted Tree Dormant Tree Bare Root Tree
Late spring to early fall
trees are shipped potted
Some dormant trees
prefer to be potted
Most dormant trees shipped in the
late fall through spring arrive bare root

Bare Root trees are shipped without dirt or any green foliage showing. Some customers who have never planted bare root before, think that they received a "dead stick" with roots. These dormant trees are basically sleeping over the winter as most trees do. Because of their hibernation-like stage, this is a great way to transplant these trees. Since a bare root tree lacks foliage, they need very little moisture.


Most Trees and Shrubs are Pruned Before Shipping... at No Cost to You

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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.


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