While every effort has been made to describe these plants accurately, please keep in mind that height, bloom time, and color may differ in various climates. Easy grow ‘Avondale’ redbuds thrive in zones 6 – 9 and in full sun. Redbud trees have heart-shaped leaves, and dark maroon or brown seedpods. Its elegant branches are practically smothered in small blossoms for 2 or 3 weeks before the foliage emerges. Grow ‘Tennessee Pink’ Eastern redbud trees in zones 5 – 9 and in moist, well-drained soil where they get six hours of sunshine daily. Though all redbuds flower quite heavily and reliably, the Chinese Redbud is renowned for being the most prolific bloomer among the redbuds. Avondale Chinese Redbud. To create additional collections, you must be a paid member of our site. Eastern redbud ‘Merlot’ trees have a vase shape with upright branches and bright pink flowers. The rosy-pink or purplish-pink flowers cover bare branches. We use cookies on this website, you can read about them here. Redbud flowers: ‘Merlot’ Eastern redbud flowers are bright lavender-pink that transform garden landscapes when in full bloom. Redbud flowers: Eastern redbud ‘Ace of Hearts’ flowers create vivid landscape displays when the purple flower clusters bloom in spring. ‘Forest Pansy’ redbuds are attractive landscape trees with year-round interest. They start out green flushed with red, eventually turning to yellow in the fall before dropping off. The semi-glossy dark green foliage creates privacy and shade in the summer. The fast-growing lavender twist redbud grows to between 5 and 15 ft. (1.5 – 5 m) tall. Flowers. Redbuds (Cercis spp.) The redbud’s burgundy leaves turn yellow with red patches in the fall. Sun to part shade. 1. The flowers on this redbud variety grow best in full sun but need some shade in hot climates. There are 10 redbud varieties in the genus Cercis. This graceful tree … Its rosy purple flowers are showier and more profuse than Eastern Redbud. Western redbud trees are multi-trunked small trees with pink flowers, magenta buds and green heart-shaped leaves. Chinese redbuds, native to Japan and China, are smaller and more shrub-like, featuring an openly-branched mature height and width of 10 feet and bright, glossy leaves. Ideal for growing in zones 5 – 9. Flowers before the leaves in dark purple-pink bunches. Flowers develop before the leaves in spring, emerging in clusters along the branches. As summer turns to fall, the foliage turns yellow. Cercis chinensis The Chinese Redbud or Eastern Redbud is a small deciduous tree that makes a wonderful feature. Varieties of redbud can have light pink, white, or dark pink flowers. Alley Cat is a Redbud featuring dark pink flowers and colourful pink / green / white leaves. Redbud leaves: Eastern redbud ‘Covey’ tree leaves are broad and heart-shaped. Only plants will be removed from the collection. ‘Hearts of Gold’ redbuds have leaves that are a bright gold color in summer. Grow in zones 5 – 9. Large glossy heart-shaped leaves start as red-purple, then turn green before turning yellow in the fall. Redbud leaves: ‘Ace of Hearts’ redbuds have typical heart-shaped leaves with a slightly glossy look. It should be planted when young and left undisturbed. The flowers on both species of redbud bloom in very early Spring for around 2 to three weeks, producing a brilliant display of clustering purple-pink flowers. Glossy, green, heart-shaped leaves fill the tree as the blooms fade. Western redbuds produce purple seed pods that keep their color throughout the summer. ‘Forest Pansy’ redbud trees are ideal as ornamental specimen plants for your backyard. Try and plant in a position where the sun can back light the foliage to achieve the full effect. Redbud leaves: ‘Hearts of Gold’ redbuds have brightly colored greenish-gold leaves that withstand full sun. In late spring before the foliage appears, the branches are covered with mauve-pink flowers. 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