Eastern Redbud

Cercis canadensis

Gainier rouge

Oh this easy-going ornamental can be grown as a shrub or as a small tree. Loving full sun to partial shade, plant this one centerstage for a head turning show of spring color, followed by the emergence of heart shaped leaves.

Canker can be a significant disease problem. Leaf spots, mildew and blights may occur. Japanese beetles, tree hoppers, leaf hoppers, caterpillars, borers, and webworms are common pests. Keep the tree healthy by regular watering, fertilization and pruning out dead branches as needed.


Its natural habitat is, Woodlands, thickets, rocky streams..


Caring for Eastern Redbud

Not easy to transplant. Best recommendation is to plant while tree is young and avoid disturbing it. The Eastern Redbud generally only lives up to 20 years.

It is happiest in Moderately fertile soils and consistent moisture.

In terms of water, Eastern Redbud needs Moderate need for water.