Cercis Canadensis Flower: Red
Moisture: Average Soil Fall Color: Yellow
Growth: 12-24” of growth per year
Foliage develops well after flowering, and the pea like pods often persist through the winter. A white variety is available that makes an outstanding specimen against an evergreen or dark background. Red bud trees are abundant seed producers.
Eastern redbud is well-known for its rosy-pink spring flowers in the woodlands. It also can be found growing in the open in old fields and fence rows. Many seedling trees may appear in some gardens to the point of being weedy.
It grows best in rich soils, but can tolerate poor sites if they are well-drained. Redbud is relatively pest free, although vertically wilt sometimes shortens the life span.
Redbud’s spreading, rounded top is a spectacular mass of color in early spring to midspring, when hundreds of pink pealike blooms crowd in clusters along the naked branches and even on the trunk. Redbud may be grown as a single-stemmed tree or a multi-stemmed shrub. It is also very decorative when trained against a wall and suit any landscape.
Gardeners can’t wait until everything is in full bloom to see what they have created. Your lawn and patio can be your haven away from the work world. A place for you to relax and enjoy your outdoor living . It’s important for you to add maintenance free garden sculpture to your plan so you have time left to sit and enjoy it. Flower pots or patio statues can be moved to different places from year to year to enhance your creativity.