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Pinkbud Redbud*

Cercis canadensis 'Pinkbud'

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Pinkbud Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Pinkbud') at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

Pinkbud Redbud in bloom

Pinkbud Redbud in bloom

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Pinkbud Redbud (Cercis canadensis 'Pinkbud') at Nunan Florist & Greenhouses

Pinkbud Redbud flowers

Pinkbud Redbud flowers

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* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Height:  30 feet

Spread:  25 feet

Sunlight:  full sun  partial shade 

Hardiness Zone:  4

Other Names:  Eastern Redbud, Judas Tree, Love Tree


A spectacular spring-blooming accent tree with beautiful pure pink flowers in early spring, followed by red-tinged leaves that turn green; adaptable to a variety of soil conditions; older dark brown bark exfoliates to reveal orangish inner bark

Ornamental Features

Pinkbud Redbud has pink pea-like flowers along the branches from early to mid spring, which emerge from distinctive rose flower buds before the leaves. It has dark green deciduous foliage which emerges burgundy in spring. The heart-shaped leaves turn yellow in fall.

Landscape Attributes

Pinkbud Redbud is a deciduous tree with an upright spreading habit of growth. Its relatively coarse texture can be used to stand it apart from other landscape plants with finer foliage.

This is a relatively low maintenance tree, and should only be pruned after flowering to avoid removing any of the current season's flowers. Deer don't particularly care for this plant and will usually leave it alone in favor of tastier treats. Gardeners should be aware of the following characteristic(s) that may warrant special consideration;

  • Disease

Pinkbud Redbud is recommended for the following landscape applications;

  • Accent
  • Mass Planting
  • General Garden Use

Planting & Growing

Pinkbud Redbud will grow to be about 30 feet tall at maturity, with a spread of 25 feet. It has a low canopy with a typical clearance of 3 feet from the ground, and should not be planted underneath power lines. It grows at a medium rate, and under ideal conditions can be expected to live for 60 years or more.

This tree does best in full sun to partial shade. It prefers to grow in average to moist conditions, and shouldn't be allowed to dry out. It is not particular as to soil type or pH. It is highly tolerant of urban pollution and will even thrive in inner city environments, and will benefit from being planted in a relatively sheltered location. Consider applying a thick mulch around the root zone in winter to protect it in exposed locations or colder microclimates. This is a selection of a native North American species.


* This is a "special order" plant - contact store for details

Hardiness Zone Plant Height Minimum Sunlight
Accent  Massing  Garden 
Ornamental Features


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Georgetown, MA 01833

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