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.These 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 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 American 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 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.
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
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
white flowering Hydrangeas or Viburnums.
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
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.