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Lavender Twist® Weeping Redbud

Cercis canadensis 'Covey'

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Growing Zones: 5-9
(hardy down to -10℉)

Growing Zones 5-9
You are in Growing Zone: 6

Mature Height:

5-6 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun, Partial Sun


8 ft.

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Botanical Name:

Cercis canadensis 'Covey'

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A Graceful, Early Spring Bloomer that stays Small

Lavender Twist Weeping Redbuds combine the best of two different worlds. They have cascading weeping branches, like that of a Weeping Willow and clusters of pink blooms on every branch, like flowering Redbuds.

Its compact size allows it to be the main attraction of any garden, even those with limited space.

Thousands of pink blooms emerge early every spring while other trees are still dormant. The Weeping Redbud will cause your garden to have the first burst of color out of all the other yards. Making neighbors envious of your spring color.

The flowers live up to their lavender name and provide a sweet floral scent. It will loft through the neighborhood, letting everyone know that spring has arrived.

Redbud blooms also attract a variety butterflies and hummingbirds that are fun and relaxing to watch!

Weeping cascading branches that sweep to the ground make this tree the perfect elegant focal point for any landscape.

In the winter the weeping branches collect snow for an unmatched snowy look. Your yard will be the winter wonderland that is often fantasized about.

Once the snow melts and the heart shaped leaves begin to grow, they have slight pink tint before turning a deep green to provide beauty all summer.

The show isn't over in the fall. The leaves turn a breath taking shade of yellow to provide a fall foliage show. Guess and neighbors will sweat that your Lavender Redbud is doing something beautiful and different every time they see it!

Landscapers and designers are catching on to this trees unmatched beauty that it provides all year, making this one popular tree. They sell out fast. We recommend getting yours today, before they're gone.

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Just purchased my third weeping Redbud
Got my first one from a nursery that was closing just because of the weeping style. Boy was surprised when it started to bloom. Get compliments about it all the time. Keeping them under 4' look better. Once established they throw out a lot of branches.
February 24, 2016
Union City, CA
1 year ago
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can't wait for it to bloom
I know this tree is really going to be beautiful next summer, I can't wait till then.
October 12, 2015
Buckner, KY
over 2 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your Lavender Twist® Weeping Redbud

Lavender Twist® Weeping 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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Why did you choose this? Store
Not available at my local nursery, but will be a great specimen tree in a memorial garden.
Janet O on Mar 4, 2016
abundant flowers
David V on Feb 24, 2016
Not available at my local nursery, but will be a great specimen tree in a memorial garden.
Janet O on Mar 4, 2016
Pretty tree and fits good in my zone. Unusual beauty.
don m on Mar 1, 2016
abundant flowers
David V on Feb 24, 2016
i already had one until the dogs chewed it down
sharon e on Jan 28, 2016
Pretty tree and fits good in my zone. Unusual beauty.
don m on Mar 1, 2016
i already had one until the dogs chewed it down
sharon e on Jan 28, 2016
Are they deer resistant?
Cherry L on Sep 29, 2015
BEST ANSWER: These trees are known to be deer resistant.
what is the best time of year to plant the weeping redbud?
Janine G on Oct 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Spring or fall, I had planted mine in Spring but had to water throughout the heat of summer religiously. It is showing new growth and doing well.
How does it do in partial shade?
COnchita on Oct 12, 2015
BEST ANSWER: My tree is doing great and gets afternoon sun. I think they need some sunlight during the day.
I live in South Texas , it gets extremely hot and dry in the summer . I'm wondering how this tiny tree will hold up to the Texas heat ?
Miss Presley on Mar 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes. The growing zones are 5-9. Click the link to look up what growing zone you are in.
does it have running roots to water?
phill on Jan 11, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, they are not water seekers.

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