Hardiness Zones: 4 to 9
Height: 30 ft Spread: 25 ft
Type: deciduous tree
Annual Growth Rate: 12 to 18 inches
Comments: Redbud's purple-pink flowers make a magnificent display all over the tree in early
spring. The flowers are even produced on large trunks! This tree is
really a long-lasting welcome to spring for many homeowners. For the
summer, leaves are heart-shaped and a deep, lush green. Redbud has a yellow fall color and is shade tolerant. It
is one of few species that prefers transplanting in early spring
rather than fall, and selection is best done the previous summer or
fall when the leaves are present.
var. alba - The flowers are pure white.
'Forest Pansy' - The new leaves are scarlet becoming
maroon as they mature. The flowers are pink.
This cultivar may not be as hardy as the species. Neither
cultivar is as available as the species.
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