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We dig plants when your order is received, and ship immediately via US Priority Mail. You will receive a tracking number via email when plants are shipped. All plants are packed to be safe in their packages for up to 3 days after receipt.
How We Protect Your Plants For Transit
We sell only bare root plants. We dip the roots in tera-sorb silicone gel to retain ample moisture for transit and surround with plastic. This provides superior protection for plants in transit for up to 12 days.
Upon Receipt Of Your Plants
Open your plants and inspect the same day received. We offer 3 days to report any problems with your order. Bare root plants need to be planted within 2-3 days of receipt unless weather prohibits. Store in a cool place and keep roots moist and covered with plastic until they can be planted. Water daily for the first week after planting.
Hardy Planting Zone: Zones 3-9
Bloom Season: April
Bloom Color: Pink
Height at Maturity: 25 to 30 ft. tall
Soil Type Preferred: Well-drained, moist, alkaline
Sun or Shade: Full sun to partial shade
Redbud trees go by many different names, including eastern redbuds, Judas trees, and American redbuds.
Originating from North America, redbud trees are grown for their visually stunning pink and purple flowers, which bloom every spring. Redbuds are a well-known contributor to wildlife diversity as butterflies, which molt early in the year, will flock to them as a nectar source. Chickadees and other songbirds will typically seek out redbuds for edible seeds and nesting materials.
Redbud trees exude a high degree of beauty year-round. Redbuds possess heart-shaped leaves, which usually grow after its flowers have bloomed. Leaves begin as red-colored and then change to green in the summer and yellow in the fall. Seed pods that grow on the tree develop in clusters and last throughout the winter.
Redbuds are a common choice for landscaping as they are relatively easy to maintain, tolerate clay-laden soils, add tremendous aesthetic value, and take only about four years from first being planted for its signature flowers bloom. The multi-trunked trees can be planted as a standalone feature or in small groups.
Redbuds are frequently used as woodland borders or lawn decorations.
Many Redbud parts are also edible. Redbud flowers have a slightly sour taste and are often used as salad additions or are even pickled. Similarly, flower buds can be preserved for later use and are compared to capers in terms of flavor and texture. As redbuds are a member of the pea family, seed pods can be consumed, with sauteing being the preferred method.