Redbud Tree

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Bloom Season
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Pink,
Bloom Color
Purple/Lavender, Pink,
Height At Maturity
Over 20 Feet
Planting Zones 4-9
November Through April
Sun And Shade,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
Drought Tolerant Plants, Flower Gardens And Beds, Flowering,
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Redbud Tree Description

Redbud Tree


Redbud Tree: Cercis canadensis, the American Redbud Tree, is a showstopping beauty that announces the arrival of springtime--and warmer days ahead--with a show of profuse, unapologetically bright pink flowers.


The redbud tree is a native species in the United States that grows in most moderate-temperature USDA growing zones. It is a beautiful specimen that gardeners and landscapers love. Landscape professionals often order this tree from TN Nursery to add an organic element along sidewalks, in boulevards, and near intersections. Homeowners prize it as a focal point or an understory tree to pair with taller trees in the landscape.


Other Common Names for Cercis canadensis


You might also hear gardeners refer to the redbud tree by these additional common names:

  •      American redbud tree
  •      Eastern redbud
  •      American Judas tree
  •      Judas tree
  •      Mexican redbud
  •      Texas redbud


Redbud Tree Is Easy to Love


Because of its widespread growing range and popularity, the redbud tree is one of the best-sellers at TN Nursery. Whether you want to plant it to attract early pollinators in the spring or as a specimen in a formal garden, you will love the easygoing nature of this tree.


It is well-suited as an understory tree near taller trees, as it prefers a mixture of sun and shade. Once it establishes a robust root system, it is drought-tolerant, cold-tolerant, and heat-tolerant.


When you plant your young redbud tree, you should expect to give it a little help, mainly sufficient watering in the hottest part of the summer. It needs an inch or two to strengthen before winter. In the fall, give your redbud tree an inch-layer of mulch around the base to tuck it in before cold temperatures arrive--that's particularly essential in the colder regions. By the third year, your redbud tree will be relatively carefree, except for twice-yearly fertilization and occasional trimming.


The Lovely Appearance of the Redbud Tree


Most people choose the redbud for its abundance of flowers that arrive in the spring--dainty pea-shaped fairy flowers that grow in large, showy clusters.


But after the spring, the tree becomes a lovely addition, reaching a mature height of twenty to thirty feet tall and around twenty feet wide. It has an open canopy, delicate and beautiful branches, and heart-shaped green leaves that turn yellow in the fall.


Order Your Redbud Tree From TN Nursery


The American redbud is a good-looking, all-around tree! Order from TN Nursery today.

Reviews (37)

  • 5
    Bare Root Red Bud Tree

    Posted by Mike Catone on Oct 28, 2022

    I bought this tree for my wife because she had one growing up and really wanted another. So I found this tree and lived the price. Especially the great reviews of TN Wholesale. So I purchased the tree in September. The delivered right as they said they would in November. The tree was packaged with care and we planted it. Perfect!

  • 5
    Redbud trees

    Posted by Rene on Apr 25, 2022

    bare root trees arrived well packaged. The roots were protected and moist. It was the best packaging I’ve received from mail order plants in years.

  • 4
    Redbud tree

    Posted by Cathy Bourdon on Apr 20, 2022

    In all honesty, I have never ordered a bare root tree before. I must say I was a bit disappointed when I received my redbud tree as it just looked like a "stick" with a couple of roots. I planted it in a large nursery pot with good organic soil and placed it in a sunny (most-of-the-day) spot in my yard and waited. I am thrilled to say that this morning when I looked at it there are many new buds coming out of the "stick." I'm sure it will take a few years to see it in all its wonder but I'm happy to say that it is growing. Thank you!

  • 5
    Eastern redbud tree

    Posted by Deborah Dunham on Apr 18, 2022

    The dormant tree arrived in a timely manner. The roots were packed in moist peat moss and in plastic wrapping. We have only had it planted for a few days so we are hoping it will thrive. They are lovely harbingers of early spring!

  • 5
    Comentario de mi experiencia

    Posted by Osman Alvarez on Mar 29, 2022

    Bueno por primera ves que compro un arbolito por internet y les cuento que me llegó muy bien ,fue empacado cuidadosa mente y me llegó rápido estoy contento ,solo espero que crezca Gracias.

  • 5
    Bare root trees

    Posted by Tom on Feb 17, 2022

    Arrived quickly and in-tact. Thank you.

  • 3

    Posted by Olivia Miller on Jan 23, 2022

    I so love this when it blooms. My orders came in yesterday and they are all in good condition. Cheers Tn Nursery

  • 5
    Love My Tree

    Posted by Tammy Green on Jan 04, 2022

    I am well satisfied with my tree

  • 5
    Redbud Trees

    Posted by Jackie Walton on Dec 27, 2021

    Very healthy looking bare root trees!!!


Shipping Information

We dig fresh our plants and ship immediately. We ship US Mail, Priority shipping. You will receive a tracking number once your plants ship. All plants will be fine in their packages for up to 3 days after receiving.

How We Protect Your Plants For Transit

We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This is superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.

Upon Receipt Of Your Plants

Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receiving unless weather-related problems prohibit planting. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water for the first week daily after planting.

Shipping Dates
Ships November through April

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