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Flame Thrower® Redbud TreeCercis canadensis 'NC2016-2' PPAF

85 reviews
  • Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
  • Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
  • Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree
  • Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree

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Flame Thrower® Redbud TreeCercis canadensis 'NC2016-2' PPAF

85 reviews
Flowering Trees
Available Sizes:
  • 4-5 ft.
  • 5-6 ft.
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Fall Color in the Summer

Why Flame Thrower® Redbud Trees?

Delivering rich fall color when most other varieties are plain green, the Flame Thrower® Redbud has all the great attributes of the Redbud...just in a bold new hue for your landscape.

Heart-shaped foliage emerges in a strong burgundy red that turns yellow, then green as it matures. As each leaf grows, you'll see a beautiful blend of multiple colors on every branch, setting your garden alight and giving you the best yard on the block.

In early spring, each branch of your Flame Thrower® welcomes the season with lovely reddish-purple flowers. That means you get color from month to month with your Flame Thrower®, with unbelievable elegance in spring and warm autumnal tones in summer.

Why is Better

But the best part about our Flame Thrower® Redbud is that it's made to adapt and grow well, with healthy results as soon as it arrives at your door.

Unlike other big-box retailers or chain garden centers, we don't ship bare-root. Your Flame Thrower® arrives in a pot with nutrient-rich soil, ready to plant and explode with growth once it's delivered.

The Flame Thrower® will sell out very quickly...don't wait until it's gone. Get yours today!

Planting & Care

1. Planting: Select an area with well-drained soil and full sun to partial sun (4 to 6 hours of direct sunlight with some afternoon shade).

Dig a hole twice as wide as the diameter and as deep as your tree’s root ball. Place your tree, backfill the soil, and water to settle the tree’s roots. Finally, spread 3 to 4 inches of mulch over the planting site to conserve moisture.

2. Watering: During the first year, water your tree about once or twice weekly. If you’re not sure when to water, check the surrounding soil to about 3 inches down. If the soil is dry here, it’s time to water your tree.

After the first year, your Redbud can thrive on rainfall alone, but we recommend that you continue to check the soil. Soil should remain moist about 3 inches down.

3. Fertilizing: In early spring, apply compost or a complete fertilizer, such as 5-10-5. Spread evenly around the root zone of the plant according to the label instructions.

4. Pruning: 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. If several branches need to be removed, remove gradually over a few months. In late winter, prune any dead or damaged wood and remove any shoots that are growing from the bottom of the trunk.

Shipping Details

Estimated Shipping Time: Most orders ship immediately. As noted on the website, some items are seasonal, and may only ship in spring or fall. Once your order is shipped, you'll receive an email with a tracking number.

Amount of Order Shipping Charge
Less than $129 $19.95

Product Details

Mature Height: 15-20 ft.
Mature Width: 15-20 ft.
Sunlight: Part Sun (4 hours minimum) or Full Sun  
Growth Rate: Moderate
Botanical Name: Cercis canadensis 'NC2016-2' PPAF
Does Not Ship To: AZ, OR
Grows Well In Zones: 5-9 outdoors
Your Growing Zone: #

      5-9 outdoors

Growing Zones: 5-9 outdoors

(hardy down to -20℉)

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United States United States
I recommend this product

Benton Flame Thrower Red Bud

Customer service has been excellent! Unfortunately, my tree didn’t make it through the winter, but I had purchased insurance and got another one. Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product

Pleased in Iowa

Our experience so far has been great! We've had the Flame Thrower Redbud for approximately (1) month. Our weather conditions have been abnormal for the Spring season, but our new tree seems to be hanging in there. Just yesterday, I saw a lot of new leaves budding. I was very excited! I can't wait to continue to watch it grow & thrive. Fast Growing Trees is a very professional and caring company. I highly recommend them!

Linda W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Very Excited to See Our Flame Thrower Grow!

The purchase, shipping, and receiving processes all went without any hitches. The condition of our tree when we opened the box was excellent. It has a good number of healthy leaves and the trunk appears sturdy. We just planted it about a week ago and it looks great so far. Highly recommend Fast Growing Trees! Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree Review
Robert W.
United States United States
I recommend this product

Wow. Impressed with size and amount of leaves

Got home late and opened Flame Thrower redbud 5' to 6' and it had already grown to 7.5ft with many leaves. Box was 87inches long, but did not break any branches in box. Notice new growth on light green side so it must of been grown in total shade. Will harden off to sun over 3 days by standing cardboard box on south with stakes. See attached picture at night. Will post another picture in 2 weeks to see if in sun how the colors come .in. Notice shovel in picture to give you size of tree height.. Yes on recommendation.. Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree Review
United States United States
I recommend this product


I was a little worried when I received my tree and it looked essentially like a twig, but 1 month later and it's leafed out and is already a focal point in my garden Flame Thrower® Redbud Tree Review