The redbud is a tree that is valued far more than its small size. Some might suggest no less than “one of our most beautiful native trees”. What makes the redbud so special is its gift of spring color and its hardy adaptability. Many landscapes are made all the more beautiful with the addition of this Redbud, which is distinguishable by divided, multiple trunks and a graceful, rounded crown. It generally has a short, often twisted trunk and spreading branches.