Eastern Red Bud
Eastern Red Bud
Eastern Red Bud
Eastern Red Bud
Eastern Red Bud
Eastern Red Bud

Eastern Red Bud

Regular price $6.00

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.

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Growth Rate Moderate
Mature Size 15-30 ft tall, 15-25 ft spread
Soil Moist, well-drained; tolerates alkaline soils
Light Full sun to partial shade (trees in full sun may need more water)
Leaves Alternate, 4 inches long and heart shape emerging with a reddish color then giving way to a lustrous green summer green to finally a fall yellow
Flower & Fruit Pink to reddish flowers in very early spring lasting 2-3 weeks; Produces clusters of flat green pods turning brown when mature containing 4-10 small black brown seeds
Benefits Beneficial to wildlife. Providing nectar to butterflies and hummingbirds. Honeybees use the flowers for pollen. Whitetail deer browse on foliage while other smaller wildlife eat the buds, bark and seeds. Native Americans utilized for various medicinal purposes. Bark was boiled to make teas to treat whooping cough, astringents made from the bark was used to treat dysentery, roots and inner bark used for fevers, congestion and vomiting. As well the flowers being fried and eaten.

Please note that trees, shrubs, packets, and products will not be delivered by mail. Your order will be batched together and made available for pickup at a specified and location.

During Checkout please choose one of the the following locations and dates:

  • April 13 & 14 at the Sanilac County Fairgrounds
    • 171 Dawson St.,Sandusky, MI
  • April 20 &21 at the Goodells County Park.
    • Goodells, MI
    • Use the M-21 entrance at the north end of the park
  • April 24 & 25 at the Armada Fairgrounds
    • 74280 Fair St.,Armada, MI

Trees/Plants are primarily sold as Bare Root Stock. District Liability ceases when orders are picked up. Seller is not liable for improper handling or planting of plants after consumer has possession. The Blue Water CD is not liable nor guarantees survivability.