Eastern Redbud

Introduction

A local favorite found in forests, fields and yards – the redbud has beautiful pink and purple spring flowers, large heart-shaped leaves and attractive seed pods that release small dark seeds in the fall that are highly valued by wildlife. Redbud is often used as a garden accent under the shade of larger trees. Its stems can sometimes disfigure with age due to a fungus – also known as “canker.” Infected stems may be pruned to eliminate the infection.

Size and Light Requirements

A fast grower, redbuds can reach 15 – 25 feet in height in approximately 15 years. It can be planted in full sun but prefers partial shade.

Plant This Tree

This tree is available through our residential planting program, RiverSmart Homes. You can also get up to $50 back for planting this tree yourself through our tree rebate program.

Photo Credits

Suzanne Cadwell, Patrick Standish, Josiah Lau Photography, muffinn, SEWilco, je_wyer

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