The American Redbud Tree
The American Redbud Tree is one of the most beautiful ornamental trees. Varieties like the Forest Pansy Redbud and the Lavender Twist
Weeping Redbud tree are a must have even in
small gardens. This tree is also often called Eastern Redbud.
Redbud trees are covered in bright pink flowers in the spring and have attractive heart-shaped foliage for the rest of the growing season.
The American Redbud tree is a beautiful ornamental tree that is simply a must-have for your garden. People will stop in the street when they see
this magnificent garden tree in bloom! The pretty heart-shaped foliage will start to grow after the flowers have finished. The tree will show colorful autumn
color as well when the leaves turn a bright yellow.
Redbuds are small trees with a short trunk and many branches forming a broad tree when mature. They can reach a height of 20-30 feet.
Where To Grow Redbud Trees
Cercis canadensis is a tree that occurs naturally in moist valleys and forests. That means they like a moist but not wet soil. They are also not happy in
a very dry soil. The trees tolerate a sunny spot if you are not in cooler areas. If you live in a hot place plant the tree in the shade of some other trees.
They are suitable for Zones 5-9.
I would like to show you particularly nice varieties of the American Redbud Tree that are suitable for small gardens: the Forest Pansy Redbud and the
Lavender Twist Redbud Tree.
The Forest Pansy Redbud Tree
Cercis canadensis 'Forest Pansy'
This cultivar has very attractive reddish-purple foliage and dark pink, pea-like flowers in the spring. This is a great specimen tree for the lawn, tree
groups or woodland gardens. It will grow 20-30 feet high and is suitable for smaller gardens.
The leaves change to a beautiful orange and purple color in the autumn before they fall off. Combine the Forest Pansy Tree with a white background or
white flowering Hydrangeas or Viburnums.
Find out more about the Forest Pansy Tree here!
Photo: Point and Shoot Kinda Gal
Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud Tree
Cercis canadensis 'Covey'
This is a small weeping tree suitable for small areas, flower beds and large containers. Lavender Pink flowers will emerge in the spring along the
twisted weeping branches. This weeping tree is a real eye-catcher!
The leaves are a dark-purple color in the spring and change to a green in the summer.
Pea-like seed pods will start developing during autumn and will stay on the branches during the winter.
Find out more about the Lavender Twist Weeping Redbud Tree here!
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