I urge you to consider this beautiful, care-free tree in your landscaping plans. To learn more about the tree and its needs, see one of the following:
USDA Plant Guide or USDA Fact Sheet
Missouri Botanical Garden
Wild Flower Center
And for an always fascinating read, be sure to read the Plants for a Future entry on the redbud. Did you know that the flowers are edible? (I can attest to that since I've nibbled the blooms on hikes.) And did you know, that like so many of our native plants, there are herbal uses of the redbud? Read the PFAF entry for more!
To help showcase its appeal, here are some photos of the redbud in bloom:
|Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis|
|Eastern Redbud, Cercis canadensis - blooms sprout from the trunk and branches|