top of page


     There's nothing like Redbud to announce the arrival of spring with its stunning fuscia flowers decorating the branches and twigs like lights all over the tree. 


     Redbud provides hummingbirds, butterflies and other pollinators with early season nectar, and it is of special value to native bees.  Birds use Redbud for nesting and songbirds feed on its seeds.


     Redbud also features adorable heart-shaped leaves colored a pleasant lime- to mid-green color in summer and turning yellow in fall.  Brown seed pots provide early winter interest.  


     Redbud is one of the loveliest of the small trees and beautiful in just about any garden setting.  It appreciates a break from afternoon sun, especially in warmer climates.


3 Gallons
    • Latin: Cercis canadensis
    • Pollinator value: Very High
    • Current height: 4 to 8 feet
    • Height: 15-25'; 10-20' spread
    • Light: Full sun to afternoon shade
    • Soil: Well drained; tolerates clay
    • Foliage: Heart-shaped; yellow fall
    • Bloom: Spring, fuscia, before leaves emerge
    • Landscape: Woodland garden, focal point, street tree
    • Resistance: Deer, Black Walnut
    • More information and native range here
    • Good alternative to nonnative cherry trees
bottom of page