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  • Shipped in ON, QC, NB, NS, PE


Cercis canadensis

Eastern Redbud, American Redbud

Main interest:
native, profusion of pink flowers in early spring, attractive seed pods, yellow fall colour, early source of nectar for pollinators
full sun to partial shade
Soil humidity:
moist soil; well drained
Flower colour:
rosy pink
Flowering period:
green with reddish tinge
USDA Hardiness:
zone 5a: -29 °C (-20 °F) View Zone Map
Mature height & width (max.):
height: 30 ft (9 m) width: 35 ft (10.5 m)
specimen, hedge, street tree, naturalization

Eastern Redbud is a relatively short, attractive, often multi-trunked deciduous tree with a nice, rounded crown. Redbud is popular for its clusters of showy, pea-like, bright rosy-pink flowers that appear in early spring before the leaves emerge. The blooms produce long, brown bean-like seed pods in the summer. The leaves are distinctly heart shaped, bright green with a reddish tinge in the spring, blue green in the summer, and turn yellow in the fall.

The early flowers are especially beneficial to pollinator species, like bees, butterflies, and hummingbirds. Considered to be once native to Southern Ontario but currently no natural individuals have been found.

Does not transplant well so plant young, and don’t move. American Judas Tree grows best with consistent but well drained moisture and will suffer in standing water. These trees do well in urban and residential areas because they are smaller, tolerant to pollution, and thrive in sheltered locations.

Please use availability information as a guide only. The weather is a fickle thing, and impacts when our plants are actually available for shipping. Please be aware that we are not answering emails regarding plants availability. The best advice we can give you is to check back once in a while, choose a size option and check the current stock.

$18.99 - $49.99

Ships ON, QC, NB, PE, NS

Also known as: American Judas Tree, Canadian Redbud, Eastern Red bud, American Red bud, Canadian Red Bud

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