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American Redbud

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Item #0589. Ships 3 - 4' tall with a 3/8" trunk, bare-root.

Description

An American classic! This flowering tree looks great in any landscape, in any season. Its rosy blossoms announce the arrival of spring, and its lovely heart-shaped leaves offer gentle shade in summer. Can be used as a landscape focal point or planted in a row to create an unforgettable border. Versatile – grows in sun or partial shade. Heat-tolerant. Matures to be 20-30' tall and 25-35' wide. Shipped 3-4 feet. Cercis canadensis. Commonly called Eastern Redbud.

Characteristics

Bloom Color Pink
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Soil pH Level 6.0 - 8.0
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
My Hardiness Zone ?
The USDA hardiness zones offer a guide to varieties that will grow well in certain climates. Each zone corresponds to the minimum winter temperatures experienced in a given area. Make sure that your hardiness zone lies within the zone compatability range of this variety before ordering.

Size & Spacing

Mature Size

When your tree matures, it will be approximately 20 - 30' tall x 25 - 35' wide.

Recommended Spacing

We recommend spacing these trees 25 - 35' apart to ensure room for growth.

Tools & Supplies

Having the proper tools and supplies when growing your own can make the difference between a good harvest and a great harvest! Here's a list that our experts recommend for this variety.

Planting & Care

Learn all about how to grow flowering trees in The Growing Guide. An entire section of our website dedicated to your growing success.

Shipping Information

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1 Year Warranty

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Why did you choose this?
Stark Bro's Store
Love the early spring color followed by beautiful green and easy to grow.
Sherry G on May 21, 2016
A gift for my daughter who liked the one in the yard she grew up in-
Scott S on May 16, 2016
Love the early spring color followed by beautiful green and easy to grow.
Sherry G on May 21, 2016
colorful and big shade
GAU V on May 21, 2016
A gift for my daughter who liked the one in the yard she grew up in-
Scott S on May 16, 2016
redbud is such a beautiful plant when blooming on the edge of a forest. we have such and area and it needs the spring color of this plant
karin h on May 3, 2016
Fruitless tree and blossom color
Doris Z on Apr 30, 2016
A landscaper friend who was helping me plan some of my lawn recommended this tree to me.
Melody G on Apr 26, 2016
My dad wanted 1 for fathers day
CARLA H on Apr 8, 2016
This is one of the first trees to bloom in spring which tells you that the bleak days of winter are behind you. I love the wispy look of the bloom
Suresh S on Apr 7, 2016
My sister loves this tree and they grow wild around our state. She wanted one for her yard and her birthday is coming up this month.
Eva S on Apr 6, 2016
this is my favorite spring flowering tree, i always know the weather is changing when the redbuds pop and i hate cold winter weather
mark l on Apr 5, 2016
American Redbud trees are native to Missouri and are excellent flowering trees. They add color to the landscape. Why plant a nasty smelling, invasive Bradford Pear when one has a Redbud to plant. This is a no brainer in my opinion. Besides, the leaves are heart-shaped. So, plant one for your sweetheart and she will get flowers and hearts all season long.
Joseph S on Mar 19, 2016
colorful and big shade
GAU V on May 21, 2016
redbud is such a beautiful plant when blooming on the edge of a forest. we have such and area and it needs the spring color of this plant
karin h on May 3, 2016
My red-bud is only about 2' tall. How long will it take to mature?
Jerry H on Mar 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: This redbud tends to grow about 2 feet per year in full sun and a rich, well-drained soil. The tree often blooms before it reaches its mature height.
Does this ship with a single stem/trunk?
xiphias on Feb 29, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Mine was shipped with a single trunk, about 3 feet tall, with a couple of short
branches at the top - the bottom was bare roots, but was moist, well wrapped in shredded paper, and well packaged, shipped in a large, tall box. The tree has grown very well. I would buy another one if I had room. Just follow their planting instructions carefully.
are these trees deer resistant ?
howard k on May 8, 2016
BEST ANSWER: I am not sure but just to be safe I have put fencing around mine and over the top to keep the deer away for the first couple years. I do this with all my fruit trees as well.The RB tree is thriving
Is this same as Appalachian redbud?
Craig P on Apr 30, 2016
BEST ANSWER: They are the same type of tree, Cercis canadensis, but "Appalachian Red" is a red-flowered variety that was discovered in Maryland and named for its uniquely colored blooms.
Is this the lavender twist redbud?
Rocky on Apr 20, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No, this is the American Redbud, also called Eastern Redbud. Lavender Twist® Weeping Redbud can be found here: http://www.starkbros.com/products/landscape-trees/flowering-trees/lavender-twist-weeping-redbud
are the american redbud roots intrusive?
Sally G on Mar 4, 2016
BEST ANSWER: Generally no, but you should still decide on the best place to plant a redbud tree. I wouldn't recommend planting one next to a sidewalk or over any plumbing (or other underground pipes) that might be damaged by normal root growth and development.
is this variety podless??
B H on Feb 22, 2016
BEST ANSWER: No. Seed pods are normal for the American Redbud/Eastern Redbud. Once the bloom time has passed, the seed pods will develop.

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The tree arrived in good condition, and was planted that same day. I followed the easy to understand instructions, and all went well. The deer munched off all of the buds, but the tree survived. It is doing very well so I'm looking forward to seeing flowers next year.

Great service good pricing!
May 24, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
American Redbud
The tree was well packaged. We panted it a couple days after we received. This spring we already saw a few flowers. We are really happy with the tree. Thank you!
May 22, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
It's Growing Great!!
We are all so impressed with our American Redbud tree! To be honest, when I did an online search last year, I went with the most inexpensive price I could fine. When the tree arrived as "just a twig," we thought, "Hmmm... interesting." But it LOOKED healthy, so we followed the planting directions and planted it in our backyard. A month later we had a horrendous wind storm that resulted in a 5-day power outage. Our neighbors laughed to see the twig blowing in the breeze! But as the summer went on we saw evidence of new life all over that twig. This year the tree actually had one purple flowering - a symbol of what's to come. Now it is FULL of branches and leaves; even our neighbors are impressed!! If we should decide to plant more tress, Stark Brothers is the first place we'll look. Thank you for easy-to-follow planting directions and a quality product.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
One if my favorites
The trees arrived as promised last spring. They were about three feet tall. They all survived our winter well. A couple of them had a few red buds on them this spring. All six of them are healthy and have leafed out. I am pleased.
May 23, 2016
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1 year ago
My American Red Bud
Great tree! Going on my 2nd season and the tree is growing nice! Glad I bought it!! :-)
May 19, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
This is my favorite tree in the whole world. I need 6 more.i already have 4
May 16, 2016
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1 year ago
American Redbud
Nice healthy plants, planted them last fall already look nice n full this spring
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
Great!
: I have no problem with this. It was an excellent experience and the plan is doing wonderfully in our front yard.
May 23, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
beautiful
We received a little twig and I planted it and staked it as it was growing. Today, in it's 2nd year the tree is thriving, straight and beautiful and a little taller than our deck. One can order with confidence from Stark. You will not get a weakling. I am delighted in giving Stark a 5 star rating.
May 6, 2016
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over 2 years ago
American Redbud
Extremely happy with my redbud tree! Excellent service of delivery and
packaging and instructions on how to plant tree. It has grown very well
and is looking good in my yard. Love it!
May 16, 2016
Purchased
1 year ago
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