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  • 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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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

Growth Rate:


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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Still very small and into fall mode where leaves are dropping. It did have various colors so hopefully next year it will take off. Overall very pleased
November 24, 2018
4 months ago
This tree shipped and arrived quickly. It’s a memorial tree for my poor Toby, an young Italian greyhound that had to be put to sleep from multiple broken legs. It came in looking well, but despite improved soil, good drainage, plenty of mulch (not piled against the trunk), and plentiful moisture, the leaves browned up quickly in the partial shade location. I’m praying I don’t have to put it to sleep also. Hoping and praying it will push out new leaves.
August 21, 2018
4 months ago
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Good Healthy tree
Came looking healthy with leaves and is growing fast and looking good. Has great color to leaves already impressive tree.
August 18, 2018
5 months ago
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Hopefully, this plant will develop as it should. It was completely wilted when I received it and the branches had been completely pruned from one side of the plant (probably to make it easier to pack.) It will be a long time before it develops a symmetrical form. Not sure I would order from this company again.
August 15, 2018
4 months ago
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rising sun and hearts of gold
The rising sun and hearts of gold,
Are these one and the same redbud????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????????
August 15, 2018
Growing Zone:
Rising Sun
It is a cute little tree, the heat hasn't been a friend this summer but it is hanging tough. I am really excited to see it in the spring.
My Rising Sun Tree
My Rising Sun Tree
August 8, 2018
5 months ago
My tree had a hard trip
I’m hoping that it will settle in and one day look like the one on your website. Since this review must be 100 characters in length, I will add that the tree looks sketchy but the customer service is not. FGT has committed to replacing the tree or refunding my money if the tree fails to thrive.
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August 2, 2018
5 months ago
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At this time nothing to review
My little arrived with a busted bag and the dirt was scattered. It still didn’t look bad so I planted it and have watered it well and it continues to die. I keep thinking that it will start getting better but so far no luck. I’m sure the damage was during shipping, the roots just got to dry.
July 27, 2018
5 months ago
Very nice tree
Tree arrived nicely packaged with no damage. Has been in the ground for 4 weeks in 95+ degree weather with no signs of distress. Looking forward to seeing it grow!
July 25, 2018
5 months ago
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Love this tree and this company!
I've been really impressed by fast growing trees. The planting and care information is great! The little tree arrived in good shape. It had lost a few leaves but I planted it immediately and it's fine very well. It did have some bugs that ate a good portion of the remaining leaves, but there was literature included that warned of that due to the mild winter. I sprayed it worth some organic bug spray, and that put a stop to it. I'm very pleased with the tree, it's growth, and the company! Can't wait to see this beautiful baby grow up!
New growth looks great on my Rising Sun Redbud! My baby tree is taking the hot Oklahoma sun well!
New growth looks great on my Rising Sun Redbud! My baby tree is taking the hot Oklahoma sun well!
July 25, 2018
5 months 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.


FertilizingIn 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. 

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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.
Samantha 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
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
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 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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