Forest Pansy Redbud

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Colorful surprises for all seasons. Everyone loves redbuds for their lovely clouds of blooms in spring, but this rapid-growing variety adds beauty to your yard year-round. It features dark red-purple leaves and showy pink or lavender blossoms in spring, then stunning, heart-shaped, deep burgundy leaves all summer, followed by brilliant red and orange foliage in fall. Tree grows in a graceful spreading form, and its trunk often divides, making it a lovely specimen for your landscape. Heat-tolerant. Matures to be 20-30' tall and 10-15' wide. Available for spring shipping only, so order now!

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Bloom Color Pink, Purple
Ripens/Harvest Blooms April-may
Shade/Sun Partial Shade - Full Sun
Soil Composition Loamy
Soil Moisture Well Drained - Average Moistness
Zone Range 5 - 9

Zone Compatibility

This Variety's Zone Range 5 - 9
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Customer Reviews

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Stunning specimen tree - incredible color
We were replacing a very old miniature plum a few years ago, and a close friend who is a landscaper in Boston suggested the Forest Pansy Redbud. When it arrived, I must admit, I was a little skeptical as to how well it would do, as it was a bit crooked. However, we planted it and used a combination of 6' stakes and rubber cord to create a bit of pressure that would help to guide and straighten its growth. We're now in the 3rd year and the trunk is straight and the blossoms this spring were stunning -- it's about 4-5 feet tall now and probably adding 6-12" in height per year. Only wish this comment section allowed me to add a picture or two, which would really provide the full story.
May 16, 2016
over 6 years ago
Forest Pansy Redbud
This is a gorgeous redbud. Beautifulpink/purple blooms in early spring, then the maroon/red heart-shaped leaves come out making it a very distinctive focal point in the landscape. It is thriving in our southern clay soil.
May 21, 2016
over 6 years ago
Pretty Tree!
I'm glad Stark Brothers waited almost 2 years for a review of my forest pansy redbud. The tree is zero maintenance; I did not use any growing or rooting agents to start it, although I did make a huge hole of loosened clay, topsoil and gravel, because the soil where I live is almost solid orange clay and does not drain well. This pansy redbud is lovely in spring. When the leaves first unfurl they are a beautiful plum color with green veins, which is a very pretty contrast. When the sun shines through it, it's like I have an electric maroon tree! During the season, the leaves' plum color fades to green, but it still retains a slight maroon tint. I give it a 5/5 stars and recommend it.
May 15, 2016
over 6 years ago
looked like a joke but turned into a GEM!!!!
When it arrived I literally laughed out loud. Looked like a twig I thought it was a joke. But, after following the directions and watering the tree with our rain water barrel water consistently that little twig turned into a true beauty. It has grown so fast and actually people have asked us what type of tree it is because it looks so good. I just LOVE the red color in contrast to all the green plants in the landscape. A fine purchase!!! I would and will order more trees from Stark Bros. - JDC
May 9, 2016
over 6 years ago
LOVE the purple redbud
I absolutely love the pansy redbud. The purple leaves standout in my green garden, adding color and texture.
May 20, 2016
over 6 years ago
It's growing in nicely. It did not flower this year, hopefully next year will be better.
May 23, 2016
over 6 years ago
When I received it , it was twig that looked dead. I have purchased many trees and plants from you in the past. I feel like the quality of your products has gone down hill the last few years
November 3, 2016
over 6 years ago
more of a "branch"
I'm "hopeful" we can train our Forest Pansy into a tree. It really is growing more like a branch - bent over, no crowning on the top - just all over!! Here's hoping!!
May 17, 2016
over 7 years ago