Redbuds are one of spring's eye-catchers when they're covered trunk to tips in flowers. Cute heart-shape leaves in green, purple or gold follow, adorning zig-zagging branches. Most redbuds are small upright trees with round canopies, but a few weeping cultivars exist as well.


These are a few of our favorites:


Cercis canadensis: Eastern Redbud:

Mauve flowers in early spring, matte green leaves, gold fall color. Upright tree shape. 

Grows 25-30’ x 25-30’, sun-pt shade, Zone 4.


Cercis canadensis ‘Forest Pansy’

Forest Pansy is a very pretty tree with mauve purple flowers on bare branches in spring, purple heart-shape leaves turn red, orange & gold in autumn. Bare branches in winter are dark purple and grow in a lacy zig-zag pattern. 

Grows 25’ x 25’, sun-pt shade, Zone 5.

Cercis canadensis ‘Ruby Falls’

A purple-leafed weeping Redbud! Mauve flowers, graceful weep to the ground, makes a dome shape. 

Grows 6-8’ x 4-6’, sun-part shade, Zone 5.


Cercis chinensis ‘Avondale’

Bright magenta flowers coat branches from trunk to tip, glossy green heart-shape leaves turn gold in fall. 

Grows 10-12’ x 10-12’, sun-part shade, Zone 5.