Today’s special is our Eastern Redbud. These are shipped in 3 inch containers and are 10 to 12 inches tall and ready to be planted for only $5.08 each.
Culture: Easily grown in average, medium, well-drained soil in full sun to part shade. Part shade is best in hot climates. Since this tree does not transplant well, it should be planted when young and left undisturbed.
Noteworthy Characteristics: It is a small, deciduous, understory tree with a spreading, flat-to-rounded crown. Can eventually grow to 20-30′ tall. Trunk usually divides somewhat close to the ground. Clusters of tiny, rose-purple, pea-like flowers bloom profusely on the branches and mature trunks for 2-3 weeks in early spring (March-April) before the foliage emerges. Flowers tend to be darker and more purplish than the species. Heart-shaped leaves open bright reddish-purple and gradually mature to a more muted purple (or purplish green in hot summer climates). Pendulous, flat, bean-like, 2-4″ long seed pods resembling snow peas appear in late spring after flowering. Fall color is variable, but often includes attractive shades of reddish-purple and orange. Redbuds are true harbingers of spring. Zones 5 to 9.