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Eastern Redbud

Will Ship Spring 2024

Plant Type: Dormant, bare-root

Zones:  4-9

Soil Type:  Clay, Loamy & Sandy Soils

Site Selection: Full Sun, Partial Sun

Mature Height & Width:  20-30' Height and 25-35' Spread

Growth Rate:  Moderate/Fast - 12-24+" per year on average

Moisture Requirements: Average soils

Plant Characteristics

Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

The Eastern Redbud is a smaller ornamental tree that bears a stunning display of bright rosy pink flowers in spring. The foliage on this tree provides interest throughout the season. Reddish brown leaves turn to dark green and then yellow in autumn. This tree is very adaptable to most soil types. The Eastern Redbud provides good shade when planted near patios.

The Eastern Redbud is sometimes known as the Judas tree.

The Eastern Redbud is a small and ornamental tree that grows well in most soils including heavy clay.  Flowers profusely in the spring with bright, deep pink flowers.  Makes an excellent choice to plant under overhead utility lines.

Common uses for the Eastern Redbud include:

  • Ornamental - beautiful show of flowers in spring
  • Smaller tree for compact spaces
  • Great tree for near the patio or in an outdoor room

Some songbirds such as Chickadees and Titmice will eat the seeds.  The Eastern Redbud provides a good nesting site and nesting materials for birds.

Product Questions

Is this Redbud the "Minnesota Strain" which was developed to be hardier than other redbuds? Thanks.
Question by: Nick Hall on May 7, 2022, 10:05 AM
Hello! This is just a pure Eastern Redbud, Latin name is Cercis canadesis. Can be planted in zones 4-9. Thank you!
Answer by: Chief River Nursery on May 7, 2022, 10:10 AM