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  • The Rising Sun™ Redbud  for Sale

    The Rising Sun™ Redbud  for Sale

    The Rising Sun™ Redbud  for Sale

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The Rising Sun™ Redbud

Cercis Canadensis 'JN2'


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-t- Planting Mix
The Rising Sun™ Redbud Planting Mix

Helps your The Rising Sun™ 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 Rocket™ 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
-t- TreeGator® Jr. Watering Bag
TreeGator® Jr.

When you’re making an investment and effort in planting new trees in your landscape, you can assure their survival and growth by using TreeGator® - a truly simple and innovative drip irrigation system in a bag.

With hot summers and droughts the norm around the USA, TreeGator® is an absolute necessity to protect your new trees and shrubs.

TreeGator® is super easy to install without any tools, and it can easily be filled up with a standard garden hose or can even be connected to a rain barrel!

It's a super time saver that takes the worry out continually remembering whether you've watered your new tree or not. Plus, all the water that goes into the drip bag is used up with no waste, so TreeGator® is environmentally friendly with regard to water use.

Tree Gator
-t- Root Rocket™ Launcher
Root Rocket Launcher

Explosive Growth for All of Your Plants

Rocket your lawn and plants to new heights with Root Rocket™ Launcher! All-natural and all-in on healthful benefits, Root Rocket™ is a propriety blend of nutrients that have been horticulturalist-tested and proven to help young plants transition from nursery to soil or a more permanent container. Root Rocket™ Launcher improves on that special mix with a water-soluble twist – so your lawn and garden can now be sprayed with the naturally-crafted solution you love for soil. And this pre-made care package in a handy drawstring bag makes it all the more effortless to keep your plants lush and vibrant, with the following items included: Root Rocket™ Launcher solution Root Rocket™ Launcher spray bottle 50-ft. nylon retractable hose


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

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

Mature Height:

8-12 ft.

Mature Width:

6-8 ft.


Full Sun


15 ft.

Growth Rate:


Drought Tolerance:


You are in an area with ~1800 chill hours

Botanical Name:

Cercis Canadensis 'JN2'

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Shines like a Beacon in Your Landscape

Here's How:

  • Beautiful fuchsia colored blooms
  • Vivid, green and golden foliage lights up gardens and landscapes
  • Durable, hardy specimen tolerates heat, drought and cold
  • Full rounded, vigorous grower that attracts butterflies
  • Considered the best gold leaf tree available

Foliage as Lovely as its Blooms

It's not often a shrub's foliage can give its flowers a run for their money. But the Rising Sun Redbud does just that and more. In fact, from a short distance, the mix of golden and green leaves look like blooms themselves. The sturdy branches hoist tons of large, heart-shaped leaves that almost appear pinned onto the tree in layers. It's a vision of beauty you won't find anywhere else. Aptly named, the Redbud's leaves start out a golden yellow, giving way to a peach hue. As the tree's foliage begins to turn red, each leaf takes on the look of a morning sun rising among a green and golden sky. It's a sight that will add luster and warmth to any spot you choose throughout the landscape. With a maximum height of 12 feet, the Rising Sun is large enough for all to admire, yet works well in a number of planting locations

Oh yes, the Flowers are Gorgeous too

Before the sun ever rises on your tree, the Redbud's flowers will emerge with vibrant color throughout the branches. The show begins early in the spring as waves of pea-like, fuchsia blooms pour onto the tree. Devoid of leaves, the dark lavender flowers stand out magnificently. Once the foliage arrives, the color scheme lasts well into the fall when the leaves turn an incredible orange. It's no wonder so many butterflies will float in for a closer look.

With so much beauty to behold throughout the seasons, the Rising Sun Redbud will brighten your garden or landscape for many years to come. Order yours today.

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Customer Reviews

4.1 / 5.0
61 Reviews
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zone 9, South CA, Hemet, Temecula area.
The tree arrived in good condition, I planted in the front yard on March and immediately began giving very good leaves. After a while, it did not return to progress and its leaves began to die. With seven hours of sunshine. So I planted again in the backyard with enough light, but NOT direct sunlight .... and finally back my Redbud tree is giving new leaves and is progressing !! I hope that enough progress when the cold season comes in December. In summary: in south California, good light, not direct sunlight, moderate water.
July 24, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Beautiful Specimen Received
I purchased this late in the Fall and it arrived big and beautiful as promised. I planted it and it is too soon to see what it will look like this summer, but I have high hopes as it looks very healthy through our winter. Happy so far!
February 11, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Healthy tree but....
I am pleased with the purchase of The Rising Sun redbud tree. It is healthy and transplanted well. However, even though it was in a pot, it was most definitely a bare root tree that had been potted shortly before shipping. I don't mind bare root trees at all, just like to know that's what I'm getting.
August 10, 2015
over 3 years ago
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July 24, 2015
over 3 years ago
Was really excited about the idea of this tree, however, the first one did not have a main stem and was only a foot tall, and the second was extremely rough in shape many broken branches, I gave up on receiving a good one to start growing. Just wish they were looked at before being sent and I doubt the ones I received would have been shipped off in the condition they were in.
August 5, 2017
1 year ago
Growing Zone:
Nice start to a pretty little tree
Our little tree arrived safely packaged. The packaging was actually pretty impressive. When we received it, it was nothing more than a big stick. I planted it and within 3 weeks it had a small amount of growth. It's been 3 months now with a miserably hot, dry summer so far and the leaves grow just like the pictures, just beautiful. It's probably grown about 6-8 inches around with new leaves and I water it a couple times a week. No growth upward yet. It's really a cute little thing. I can't wait for it to go through a winter and start up next spring.
July 24, 2015
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
Beware of hungry deer
My Redbud sprouted soon after it arrived and when it attained a nice shape the deer in my area (Long Island, NY) found the young leaves quite tasty.

Spraying Deer-Off helped matters and the foliage returned, but so did the deer, so be diligent with your spraying.
July 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
Beautiful unusual tree
I've only had the tree for about 4 months and it was about 5 1/2 feet tall when it arrived. It was packed well and arrived in good shape. It has produced new leaves and seems to be growing despite a very hot 2 months and a good wind every evening. I'm sure it will get more hardy as it grows, but it's looked quite tender so far. I do love the variegated color of the leaves.
July 25, 2015
Medford, OR
over 3 years ago
Growing Zone:
This tree was exactly what I wanted
The tree arrived as they said it would, in a dormant state, but within days of planting it had buds, and started to produce leaves very quickly -- and has been producing them ever since. I have been careful to keep watering it, but it's in a very sunny spot, full sun all day, and it is fresh and lovely. It is still putting out new leaves and is doing extremely well. The tree hasn't been through a hard winter yet, but so far I'm very pleased.
July 29, 2015
over 3 years ago
Happy Customer
I received my two Rising Sun Redbuds in March and planted them immediately. They filled out in the timeframe given by Fast-Growing-Trees. Although, I do think they were a little over priced, I love my trees - so, I guess it was worth it. They look great! A deer ate all the leaves off one of them and the little tree rebounded with no problems at all. I will enjoy them for years to come!
July 27, 2015
over 3 years ago
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Planting & Care

It's Easy to Plant & Care for Your The Rising Sun™ Redbud

The Rising Sun™ 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. 

Planting & Care

Questions & Answers

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Why did you choose this? Store
Saw one in the neighborhood and it looked wonderful so decided to try one on my property.
D H on Aug 19, 2018
I am intrigued and infatuated by the photos of the Rising Sun Redbud! I must have one!
Rosemary A. C on Aug 7, 2018
Saw one in the neighborhood and it looked wonderful so decided to try one on my property.
D H on Aug 19, 2018
Beautiful tree with wonderful colors.
Sharleen B on Aug 9, 2018
I am intrigued and infatuated by the photos of the Rising Sun Redbud! I must have one!
Rosemary A. C on Aug 7, 2018
Had to leave one behind when i moved,beautiful little tree. Just had to replace it.
Earla F on Aug 2, 2018
The leaves and price are amazing. Plus you can get find them anywhere else.
Fernando M on Jul 27, 2018
Sharon N on Jul 26, 2018
size and unique
Karen H on Jul 15, 2018
Needed a small attractive tree for color in the corner of my patio.
Cynthia L on Jun 23, 2018
Uniqueness of leaves quality of potted products.
Quinn S on Jun 18, 2018
beautiful, drought tolerant.
Nora F on Jun 13, 2018
looks pretty and does not grow to big
Delia S on Jun 12, 2018
This is probably one of the coolest ornamental trees I've seen. I can't wait to add it to my backyard!
Deborah F on Jun 5, 2018
Interested in unique tree varieties and hybrids.
William C on May 30, 2018
Janet D on May 25, 2018
The shape and color of the leaves and the Spring flowers.
Chris on May 19, 2018
I have wanted a RedBud tree for a while. I recently moved and have a smaller front yard,so this will be perfect
David J on May 10, 2018
Uniqueness of leaf color
H Sue L on Apr 22, 2018
Alvina R on Feb 23, 2018
pretty early spring blooms and foliage color
Pamela S on Feb 20, 2018
I wanted a pretty plant year round.
Chris A on Jan 5, 2018
For color and beauty at patio area.
Cliff E. M on Nov 10, 2017
The various colors attracted me
Carol W on Nov 10, 2017
i love the redbuds
brenda z on Nov 9, 2017
One of the most beautiful trees I have ever seen. So many neighbors have commented on its beauty and have taken pictures of it my mother-in-law's yard.
Thomas M on Oct 19, 2017
the beautiful foliage and heart shaped leaves. spectacular!
kim s on Oct 11, 2017
So far the first one I purchased has done very well. It is coming to its 2nd winter. I love the foliage , that is why I purchased another one this past spring. So far it is doing just like the first one I planted. Beautiful tree!
julia g on Sep 20, 2017
This tree has battled the last two years seems to come out of dormancy very late.
Shiralee B on Jul 8, 2017
It was just the right size for the spot I will plant it, it has interesting characteristics and is fairly hardy.
Janice D on Jul 1, 2017
It's a tree from my work place for a friend/coworker who's brother just passed away, it will fit in with his yard reall well
Chris T on Jun 27, 2017
It's a very unique and rare tree that captivated my attention. I purchased one over a year ago for the back garden, and now I realize that having one in the front entrance would be great to showcase it's multicolor beauty.
Gravytrain74 on Jun 19, 2017
Wanted a smaller tree that would be full plus the colors are pretty.
Jean D on Jun 18, 2017
Beautiful leaves and color
Karen J on Jun 17, 2017
Beautiful tree!!! bought the first tree did so well bought two more!!
Cecile J on Jun 15, 2017
flower bed window box feature tree for multi-season interest in deciduous part of zone 8-9 yard
Greg M on Jun 14, 2017
I love the color for this area of my yard and it will be the right size for the location at maturity.
Golden Sky on Jun 11, 2017
I have loved the Redbuds since we lived in the Appalachian foothills of Kentucky. One sat right across the road from my office window and when spring came it was a vibrant reminder of new life....we have them growing around our property in the "wilds", but i wanted a few outside my kitchen window.
KIM S on Jun 8, 2017
Beauty and size
Anthony S on May 31, 2017
Trang L on May 25, 2017
interesting colors and can grow well in new york area
Monica L on Apr 25, 2017
I chose this because the change of color from green to yellow to orange gives a great pop of color from spring to fall
Micheal R on Apr 24, 2017
looks interesting
jack k on Apr 17, 2017
I purchased one of these last year for my sister and couldn't be happier with how it is already progressing, so I decided I needed one for my front yard.
Chris B on Apr 17, 2017
Unique, but the deer ate it.
Mari F on Apr 14, 2017
Beautiful leaves, small height
Judy K on Apr 7, 2017
Cheerful and Full
Christy C on Oct 25, 2016
It is a fun tree with beautiful foliage and flowers. I also wanted a different tree in my yard than the neighbors.
Sheryl W on Apr 20, 2016
I wanted a beautiful tree in my back yard
Irlanda A on Apr 18, 2016
I chose this plant for the uniqueness, and the variety of color changes with each season. Additionally, I needed smaller trees in certain locations. This tree has done extremely well in just one month it is leafing out beautifully. The colors are already amazing.
Anne L on Apr 16, 2016
It is rare to find a tree that's leaves rival the beauty of its blossoms, but this one did! Beautiful!
Debra F on Apr 12, 2016
For its hardyness and beautiful and unusual leave color
Karl T on Apr 9, 2016
Beautiful tree with wonderful colors.
Sharleen B on Aug 9, 2018
Had to leave one behind when i moved,beautiful little tree. Just had to replace it.
Earla F on Aug 2, 2018
Should I plant this in spring or fall?
A shopper on Sep 28, 2014
BEST ANSWER: I planted in October in Zone 8b and the tree overwintered well.
How much raking is involved?
A shopper on Oct 22, 2014
BEST ANSWER: Does this tree grow well in Santa Ana, ca. 92705?
Does this plant tolerate pruning?
Kathy T on Apr 9, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It is not necessary to prune. If you do prune, do so in the spring after it has finished blooming. You want to be careful not to remove any main branches. Do not remove more than 25% of the canopy during pruning. Pruning to much can cause the tree to go into shock.
Can The Rising Sun be kept as a potted Plant?
Christian R on May 10, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Yes you can plant it in a container.
I am looking for mature "the Rising Sun Redbud" trees. Do you have some that are mature?
Daniel H on Jun 14, 2015
BEST ANSWER: I bought the 5-6 ft because I didn't want to wait long for tree maturity - arrived in good condition, a little taller than 6 ft - after a month in the ground - tons of new leaves and seems to be thriving
Do the leaves stay on the bush in the winter time?
Geri K on May 3, 2015
BEST ANSWER: We are in the Midwest...ours loses it’s leaves during the winter months and then blooms even more beautiful than ever in the spring
I planted my Redbuds back in February and they have not yet started to bloom. When do they normally start to bloom and grow leaves?
zdzislaw s on Apr 19, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I live in zone 5b. My redbuds are blossoming and sprouting leaves right now. They did not bloom the first year.
Is it too late to plant this tree the beginning of Summer or would it be best to wait and order for Fall I live in NE Pennsylvania zone 6?
Reid D on Jun 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: Fall is a great time to plant his tree.
This is my first summer with a red bud. I had very little flowers on the branches. I am now getting bright yellow leaves. Should I fertilize the Red Bud?
Donna K on May 13, 2015
BEST ANSWER: 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.
What is the growing pattern? Does it have an umbrella shape? It looks very round in pictures. Can it be trimmed to be more umbrella shaped?
Angela M on Jul 1, 2018
BEST ANSWER: I would say that the tree definitely has a rounded appearance as opposed to an umbrella shape to it. It has a very nice shape to it and I wouldn’t advise pruning it other then to just tidy it up. If you are sitting on the fence about purchasing it I would highly recommend that you get it home as it is a beautiful tree and we get so many compliments on it! The leaves are a very unique shape and the different colors they go through are amazing! It is however a very slow tree to grow so you must have patience. Hope this helps!
How fast does this tree grow?
A Mann on Jul 14, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They can grow 1-3 feet per year.
Can this tree grow (survive ) in south Florida zone 10?
Joe D on May 3, 2016
BEST ANSWER: A lot of redbuds grow in the Carolinas, and it gets pretty hot and humid here. I don't know any reason why one would not grow in south Florida; however, I would recommend giving it protection from the hottest afternoon sun.
When can you plant the rising redbud tree in zone 9?
Shirley-Dirley on Jul 9, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I Bought the tree on the 26 of March of 2015. Planted it as soon as it came in,its doing very well,it looks beautiful. I had never seen a tree like this one.
Does this plant tolerate shade? On the Northside of a Houston home?
Tanya M on Apr 5, 2016
BEST ANSWER: If your home faces north or east can this plant be in good condition, very soft sunlight is best or indirect sun light. Just 4 hours of full sun light could be ok and the rest of the day indirect sun light. It does not support the afternoon sun. It is a difficult plant to maintain, requires much attention. It does not support full shade.
is this a bare root tree ?
Daniel B on Aug 5, 2015
BEST ANSWER: No, it comes in a three gallon bucket and arrives three or four feet high. it is doing very, very well in NJ, zone 6
Is this redbud as hardy as other redbuds?
Gretchen M on Jul 18, 2015
BEST ANSWER: It made through an unusually cold winter of MD last year with temps around zero many days of the week.
Is this a evergreen? looking to put by a pool.
tpierce on Nov 20, 2014
BEST ANSWER: No it is not an evergreen.
The space I have for this tree is about 2 feet away from a concrete patio and pool. It's also about 7 feet away from a shed. Will the roots of this tree interfere with the patio or shed?
Andrea M on Sep 1, 2015

I've had my Rising Sun Rebud for 11 months, so my experience is limited. Early this summer it was wilting away so I dug in some compost and was surprised to find that the roots hadn't extended more than about 20". I increased the water, the tree rebounded and became flush with leaves - just beautiful. It is now about 5 ft tall.
Two feet might be too little room but I also found that the roots went deep rather than shallow, maybe that would make a difference.
How far do the roots extend? Is it safe to plant within 6-8 feet from the foundation of my home?
Trish M on Jun 20, 2018
BEST ANSWER: The roots will grow as wide as the dripline of 6-8ft.
Our dirt here in Fl is mostly sand, will the tree grow alright?
Judy H on Mar 22, 2017
BEST ANSWER: Yes they will grow in a wide variety of soils, including loamy, sandy and alkaline.

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