Eastern Redbud

Eastern Redbud

15.00

Sun: full sun or partial shade

Soil: tolerant of many soil types

Growth rate: moderate (1-2 ft/yr)

Mature size: 20-30 ft. height, 25-35 ft. spread

Landscape use: ornamental, can be understory tree, sustains wildlife

Fruit: pods (2-4 in. long)

Flower: pink/purple-ish flowers cover branches and stems in April; flowers at young age (~ 4 yrs. old)

Fall color: dark reddish

Seasonal interest: heart-shaped leaves; spring flowers; interesting irregular branching pattern

Sustaining wildlife: host of Henry Elfin’s butterfly; provides nectar for butterflies; seeds eaten by songbirds, including chickadees

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