Eastern redbud is a popular landscaping tree for many reasons. It grows in a variety of conditions. It doesn’t grow too large. It’s a native species in many states. But, most importantly for many homeowners, redbuds produce a stunning display of early spring flowers. The popularity of the tree has led to the development of many eastern redbud cultivars with varied colors and forms. About the Native Eastern Redbud Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a small flowering tree native to most of the eastern U.S. and part of Mexico. It is one of two North American species of redbud, the other being western redbud. Eastern redbud grows to 20 to 30 feet (6 to 9 m) tall and has a broad crown. Leaves are about four inches (10 cm) long and heart shaped. The flowers are usually pink but can also be lavender or white. The seeds develop in flat […]
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