Estimated Height at Pickup: 4-5’, 3 gal

Perhaps the showiest of native tree flowers, the fast growing venerable redbud adds more than a splash of pink to spring, and shade in the summer! A generally adaptable small to midsized tree that can be pruned to maintain desired size and shape. Does well as a yard/street tree, in plantings, or along tree lines.

Pollination: Self pollinating.

Light: Full Sun, Part Sun/Shade

Soil Moisture: Wet Mesic, Mesic, Dry Mesic

Soil Type: Loam, Clay Loam, Rocky Loam

Height: 12’-30’

Width: 15’-35’

Bloom Color: Pink

Bloom Time: Apr

Fruit: Small seeds are grouped in thin, plentiful bean-like pods.

Fall Color: -

Root Type: Taproot

Notable Wildlife Interactions: Flowers attract mainly bees. Hosts the Henry’s elfin butterfly, moths such as the redbud leaf-folder, leafhoppers, and beetles. Seeds are eaten to a limited extent by bobwhite, red-breasted grosbeak, and cardinals. Rarely browsed by deer.

Notes: Flowers, buds, and young pods are technically edible, but don’t taste great.

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