The collection of Redbuds has grown significantly lately, with choices being product of bushes that weep, have distinctive colours of latest progress or smaller rising habits. There are a lot of varieties to decide on to be used in several functions within the panorama, whether or not it’s a smaller rising selection for a courtyard or a burgundy-leaved accent within the yard. All of them have stunning pinkish to purple flowers lining the branches earlier than they leaf out within the spring, and most have a yellow fall coloration. New types and leaf coloration have expanded the seasonal curiosity.
Most Redbuds are winter hardy to Zones 5 to 7. Since we’re in Zone 8, we will count on them to winter nicely in our space.
Redbuds have few necessities. They require well-drained soils and full solar to half solar. They are going to even do nicely as an understory tree, though the burgundy-leaved and gold-leaved varieties ought to have some solar to darken the colour within the leaves.
Listed below are a number of the varieties now accessible:
Texas Redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis 15’-20’ x 15’-20’ This native redbud has shiny waxy leaves that assist preserve moisture. It’s grown as a single trunk tree in nurseries however could also be discovered rising multi-trunk the place it’s native. Zone 6.
Oklahoma Redbud Cercis reniformis ‘Oklahoma’ 20’x 20’ A single tree was chosen within the Arbuckle Mountains in Oklahoma for its abundance of deep purple-red flowers and shiny leaves. This tree is grafted on an Jap Redbud rootstock. One of many largest rising Redbuds. Zone 6
Mexican Redbud Cercis canadensis var. mexicana 10’-15’ x 10’-15’ A smaller, multi-trunked tree native to limestone soils in Texas. The smaller leaves are waxy and have wavy margins. Flowers are deep purple-red. Zone 7
Forest Pansy Redbud Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’ 20’ x 20’ This Redbud has leaves that emerge scarlet-purple and mature to maroon. The flowers are a rosy pink. Zone 6
Merlot Redbud Cercis x ‘Merlot’ 12’-15’ x 10’-15’ This smaller Redbud has deep burgundy leaves that maintain coloration nicely in the summertime. Rosy-pink flowers seem earlier than the leaves in early spring. Zone 6
Burgundy Hearts Redbud Cercis canadensis ‘Greswan’ 15’-20’ x 20’-25’ Shimmering purple heart-shaped leaves emerge after lavender-pink blooms within the spring. Very distinctive leaf form. Zone 5
Traveler Weeping Redbud Cercis canadensis var. texensis ‘Traveler’ 6’ x 12’ This smaller, broader-growing weeping kind was found by Madrone Nursery in New Braunfels, Texas. It has swish weeping branches stuffed with fuchsia flowers earlier than the leaves emerge in early spring. Zone 6a
Ruby Falls Weeping Redbud Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’ 6’-8’ x 5’-6’ One of many smaller Redbuds with a compact kind and weeping cover. Foliage emerges a deep burgundy after deep pink blooms in early spring. Zone 5
Rising Solar Redbud Cercis canadensis ‘JN2’ PP #21,451 8’-12’ x 8’ A Greenleaf Nursery choice, this uncommon Redbud has leaves that emerge in shades of orange, gold and yellow, turning lime inexperienced in the summertime. An actual “stunner” within the panorama! Zone 5