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Eastern Redbud – Cercis Canadensis

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The Eastern Redbud, scientifically known as Cercis canadensis, is a captivating ornamental tree that will transform your outdoor space into a breathtaking masterpiece. With its brilliant pink to lavender blossoms and heart-shaped leaves, this native North American tree is a beloved addition to any landscape.


Typical Uses:

This remarkable tree is versatile, making it an ideal choice for various garden settings. Eastern Redbuds are often used as focal points in gardens and front yards, thanks to their stunning springtime display of delicate flowers. They also make great border trees, providing shade and beauty to your property. Additionally, they attract pollinators, making them a wonderful addition to wildlife gardens.

Establishment and Care Instructions:

  • Location: Plant your Eastern Redbud in a spot that receives full to partial sun, allowing at least 6 hours of sunlight daily. Well-drained soil is essential for its health and longevity.
  • Planting: Dig a hole twice the size of the root ball and place your Redbud at the same depth as it was in the nursery pot. Water thoroughly after planting.
  • Watering: Young Redbuds need regular watering to establish their roots. Once established, they are moderately drought-tolerant. Water deeply during dry spells.
  • Pruning: Prune sparingly to maintain the tree’s natural shape and encourage new growth. Early spring is the best time for pruning.
  • Fertilization: Apply a balanced, slow-release fertilizer in the spring to boost growth and overall health.
  • Pests and Diseases: Eastern Redbuds are relatively pest and disease-resistant, but it’s essential to keep an eye out for potential issues and address them promptly.

Special Features and Usage:

  • Striking Spring Display: Eastern Redbuds burst into a profusion of rosy-pink to lavender blooms in early spring, making them a showstopper in your garden.
  • Unique Foliage: Heart-shaped leaves add charm throughout the growing season, turning from red-tinged in spring to deep green in summer and vibrant yellow in the fall.
  • Eco-Friendly: Redbuds are beneficial to local wildlife, attracting pollinators like bees and serving as host plants for butterfly caterpillars.
  • Compact Size: With a maximum height of 20-30 feet, Eastern Redbuds fit well in smaller yards and can be maintained with ease.
  • Versatile Aesthetics: Their elegant form and vibrant foliage make Eastern Redbuds suitable for both formal and informal landscapes.
Light Requirement

Full Sun, Partial Shade

Water Use







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