Eastern Redbud Flowers
The purple-pink blossoms of the redbud spring from the bark and twigs.
Eastern Redbud Leaves
Redbud leaves are heart-shaped and pointed at the tip.
Redbuds bloom with magenta pink flowers in early spring.
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Eastern Redbud Facts
- Scientific name: Cercis canadensis
- Range: across the Eastern U.S. into the Southwest
- Height: up to 30 feet tall
- Fruit: brown pod, 2-3" long
- Flowers: magenta pink flowers appear in spring, growing all along the tree's branches
- Edible: the redbud's flowers are edible with a slightly sour, nutty flavor
- Fall colors: leaves turn bright yellow
You Can Take Care of Trees Like the Redbud
- Plant in late fall or winter when the tree is dormant, unless the ground is frozen. Here are tree planting instructions.
- Allow plenty of room for the tree to mature and grow.
- Water it regularly in its first three years.
- Spread mulch around the base of the tree. Here are tree care instructions.
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