Redbud

Cercis canadensis

$12.95

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Spring Season

Your order will ship during the bare root and dormant Spring 2021 shipping season.  Spring shipping season begins with Zones 9-8 (Southern States) in late January.  Zones 7-6 February – March.  Zones 6-5  March – May. Click here for Shipping Information.

The Eastern Redbud, famously known for its gorgeous pink blossoms, grows prolifically throughout the eastern United States. Dark green leaves turn bright yellow in Fall, with magenta blossoms emerging in early Spring before the leaves return. The Redbud adapts to and thrives in a wide range of soil types and light levels, making it a versatile pollinator almost any planting site. It can tolerate acidic or alkaline soil, moist areas, and even heavy clay. Its smaller size makes it ideal as an understory tree.

Pollination is essential to fruit and nut production. Attracting pollinators (such as bees, butterflies, birds, and other insects) will greatly increase the amount of pollination occurring on your property. It’s easy to overlook pollinators when planning a food plot, but their importance cannot be overstated. The Redbud flowers in early Spring. Coordinate with late-blooming pollinators to extend the duration of your pollinator season.

Height 20' - 30'
Spread 25' - 35'
Tree Form Modified Leader
USDA Zone 4 - 9
Blooms March - May
Drops Fruit or Nuts N/A
Soil Moist, well drained. Can tolerate clay
Soil pH 4.5 - 7.5
Light requirements Full Sun to Partial Shade

Spacing 12' - 15'
Pruning Light annual pruning to prevent weak forks and crowded limbs. Best after flowering or when dormant.
Fertilization Do not fertilize at planting. Once the trees are established, fertilize in early spring (Mar-April) as growth begins. Do not fertilize in the fall, which could promote late season tender growth that can be damaged by early frosts.
Watering Newly planted trees should be watered regularly. This is the most critical step in the establishment of your new trees. Please see the Watering section under "How to plant and grow" in our Learning Center.

At Chestnut Hill Outdoors, we’ve been shipping mail order trees for over 30 years. We’re experts at delivering healthy trees to your doorstep. All of our trees are container grown in root-enhancing pots, ensuring healthy root systems and much better success upon planting. 

Spring: All trees are shipped bare-root.
Fall: All trees are shipped in containers.

Size shipped: 12 – 36 inches

For more information, visit our Ordering & Shipping Page.

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