Eastern Redbud


  • Native to Van Buren County
  • Small Tree
  • Attracts Pollinators
  • Showy pink early spring flowers
  • Produces large seed pods
  • Popular ornamental
  • Walnut tolerant
  • Seedling height: 12″-18″

Height: 20ft-30ft
Spread: 25ft-35ft
Water Needs: Medium-Dry to Medium-Wet
Soil Needs: Sand, Loam, Clay
Growth Rate: Medium

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Eastern Redbud
Description Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis) is a deciduous large shrub or small tree. This tree is a great ornamental that supports wildlife. Redbuds get their name for their pink flowers that adorn their twigs in spring. Their fragrant flowers are an early food source for pollinators in spring. Their fruit attracts and feeds birds. Redbuds are moderately resistant to deer. View the breaking dormancy guide for redbuds here.
Height 20 – 30 ft.
Spread 25 – 35 ft.
Growth rate Medium
Sun Part shade to shade
Water use Low
Soil Moist, fertile, well-drained soils
Bloom & Fruit
Bloom time March – May
Bloom color Pink
Fruit type Legume
Edible/Inedible Inedible
Nativeness  Native
Benefits Ornamental, good for wildlife, good for pollinators, showy flowers
Climate Change Hardiness Medium adaptability (US Forest Service)

Additional information


5, 10, 25, 50