The Eastern Redbud is one of the first trees in the spring to bursts into a pink cotton candy ball of blossoms. The flowers come straight out of the branches and even the trunk and pop out before the leaves do. This is a beautiful and popular accent tree in Denver. The Eastern Redbud tree is surprisingly hardy, has a yellow fall color and does well in protected spaces. This tree is an understory species and thus, much like the quaking aspen – is somewhat shade tolerant.
This tree is native to the America’s spanning from Michigan to Texas, and requires very little maintenance. It grows 1 to 2 feet per year until it peaks out at he redbud grows to 25 feet with roughly a 20-foot spread. When the leaves drop in the fall, the bean-like seed pods that have formed on the tree branches throughout the summer remain.
The Eastern Redbud adapts easily to most soils, is disease resistant, and thrives in Colorado’s front range. Can be ideally planted in full sun, or a spot with partial shade.
Hardy to -30°F
Maximum Elevation: 6,000 Feet