• Its unique attributes include the pendulous, weeping habit and contorted trunk and branches. Like the common eastern redbud, Lavender Twist redbud trees bear small, pea-like pink-purple flowers in early spring, before the tree leafs out. Once the blooms fade, the plant produces bright green heart-shaped foliage.


  • Autumn foliage is bright yellow, and in winter the gracefully weeping branches add interest to the landscape. It grows to 5-6 tall and 6-8 wide, great for a limited space, but you can stake a leader branch and train it to the height you want.

    One may also ask, where is the best place to plant a redbud tree? A. Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), is a lovely early spring blooming tree that is relatively small in habit and appropriate for small yards. They should be planted in moist, well-drained soil in full sun or partial shade.

    Additionally, what are the different types of redbud trees?

    The Eastern Redbud (Cercis canadensis) is most frequently listed as having three botanical varieties; var. canadensis (the typical form), mexicana (a smaller shrubby form with a rounded leaf) and texensis (a compact tree form with glossy leaves). Some botanists elevate these varieties to species rank.

    Are redbud trees Hardy?

    Species. When most people think of a redbud tree, they think of eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), which is native to North America and Central America and is hardy in U.S. Department of Agriculture plant hardiness zones 4 to 8.

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