Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud is a deciduous spring bloomer. This tree is known for its flashy pink flowers in the spring.  The flower buds start out ad dark pink. Upon opening up, these buds change to a lavender purple.
Flowers abundantly cover every area of the tree branches. Branches of this tree are dark brown. Foliage on this is heart shaped.
The outer tip of the leaf is the bottom of the heart, and the top of the leaf is the upper part of the heart.

Eastern Redbud produces seed pods. The pods are two to four inches long and about a half inch wide. Pods turn brown and have black seeds the size of green beans inside them. This tree is a moderate grower and naturally grows in a globe form.  This tree boasts bright yellow leaves in the fall.  Eastern Redbud is a perfect tree to install in your landscape if you are looking for spring and fall color interest.  This tree is also popular with birds and butterflies.

Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud Flowers

Seed Pod

Eastern Redbud

Cercis Canadensis

Plant Details

Flower Color- Pink to purple flowers

Foliage Color- Green

Zone- 5-9

Height- 30 feet tall

Spread- 25-35 feet wide

Light- Full Sun

Details- Eastern Redbud trees offer beautiful spring flowers.  These moderate growers require frequent watering during extreme heat or drought conditions.  This tree is native to the eastern United States.  Seed pods can be found on this tree. When selecting a Redbud for your project, make sure that it is zone appropriate. For zone 5 and higher, make sure that your Eastern Redbud is a Minnesota strain. Selecting this type of Redbud will ensure that the survival of the tree is maximized.

Other Redbud tree options.

  • Ace of Hearts Redbud
  • Avondale Redbud
  • Don Egolf Redbud
  • Forest Pansy Redbud
  • Hearts of Gold Redbud
  • Lavender Twist® Redbud
  • Little Woody Redbud
  • Mexican Redbud
  • Oklahoma Redbud
  • Silver Cloud Redbud
  • Western Redbud