$30.00 – $200.00
Plants are between 12-18″ in height.
Eastern Redbud is a small sturdy tree native to the United States. Growing everywhere from Canada to Florida, Eastern Redbud is a perfect tree for home landscaping. Its flowers, appearing from March to May, are light to vibrant pink in color and almost a half inch long. Flowers appear in clusters on bare stems before the leaves and last for 2 to 3 weeks. At times, the flowers even appear on the trunk itself. The Eastern Redbud is the state tree of Oklahoma. Flowers attract bees and butterflies. A deciduous tree, Redbud foliage turns a distinct yellow in fall. Eastern Redbud is a wonderful urban tree that does well in well-drained soil and is adaptable to most other types of soil. It also makes a wonderful woodland and naturalized specimen. More planting instruction can also be found at boydnursery.net/planting/.
|Sun Requirements:||Full Sun to Light Shade|
|Leaves:||Leaves are alternate, simple, board-ovate to sub orbicular, (broadly hear-shaped), 3 to 5 inches across, often wider than long, and cordate. Leaves are lustrous dark green and new growth is reddish purple. Fall color is poor yellow-green but can be an excellent yellow.|
|Size:||20 to 30 feet in height by 25 to 35 feet in spread.|
|Hardiness:||Zone 4-9. For an idea of your plant zone please visit the USDA Plant Hardiness Zone Map.|
|Habit:||Usually a small tree with the trunk divided close to the ground forming a spreading, flat-topped to rounded crown; very handsome with its gracefully ascending branches.|
|Flowers:||Perfect, reddish purple in bud, opening to a rosy-pink with a purplish tinge, 1/2 inch long; on a 1/2 inch long pedicel; open in March-April and are effective for 2 to 3 weeks; borne 4 to 8 together, fascicled or racemose; often flowers are produced on old trunks 4 to 8 inches in diameter; flowers at a young age, 4 o 6 years.|
|Diseases & Insects:||Canker is the most destructive disease of redbud and can cause many stems to die, leaf spots and Verticillium wilt are other disease problems; tree hoppers, caterpillars, scales and leafhoppers can also cause damage.|
|Landscape Value:||Effective as a single specimen, in groupings in the shrub border, especially nice in woodland and naturalized type situation; one of the favorite eastern United Sates native plants.|
|Soil Preference:||Enjoys moist, well-drained, deep soils; however, does exceedingly well in many soil types except permanently wet ones; adaptable to alkaline soils.|
|Care:||Water regularly after initial planting. Does not require pruning; however, does need clearing of numerous small dead branches that occur under the canopy of the tree.|
|Fertilization:||Fertilize an area three times the canopy spread of the tree 1 to 2 times a year with a 10-10-10 fertilizer. Only fertilize an established tree.|
Terms & Conditions of Sale:
The plants are NOT in storage and are dug fresh on receipt of your order. When your order is received plants are collected as soon as the weather permits, this time-frame is normally within one week. We monitor national weather conditions and temperatures for shipments. If at any time your order must be delayed for weather concerns, We will advise you by phone.
For a quote on larger quantities, please call or email us. We ship via Priority Mail from zip-code 37111.
We do NOT ship West of the Rocky Mountains for retail orders, but we will consider shipping West of the Rocky Mountains for wholesale qualities. Please contact us for wholesale container, bare-root, and balled and burlap inquiries.
Refund Policy: At Boyd Nursery Company we strive to always provide quality plant stock in superb condition. We reserve the right to determine if the plant material was cared for properly after leaving our greenhouses. Over or under watering, exposure to adverse temperature swings and weather conditions, incorrect planting or improper cultural conditions will void any effort of refunding your plant purchase. Full or partial replacement or refund will be at the discretion of Boyd Nursery Company following examination of the plant material in question.
If you have questions prior to purchase or have uncertainties in maintenance and proper methods of care for the plant stock purchased, please do not hesitate to contact us immediately with any questions. By contacting us, we can work to rectify the situation before it becomes irreversible.