Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Eastern Redbud - Serpentine

Cercis canadensis

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Redbud trees are a common sight along roadsides and forest edges in the eastern U.S., but we bet you’ve never seen a Redbud like this one! Our Trunk Twist Eastern Redbud, from our Tree Art line, is a whiplash-inducing version of that beloved native flowering tree, which we’ve trained into a cool specimen with a coiled trunk. You can expect the same pretty lavender-pink blossoms in spring and yellow fall color as the original, but with this one you’ll also have that fun and quirky twisted outline to enjoy all year long. A Bower & Branch™ exclusive.

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-8
  • Spacing: As Desired
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›

The Story

The humble Redbud of our Eastern woods and roadsides has been pushed to the side over the years.  The tree that used to be sold in a one-size-fits-all purple-flowered seedling version can now be had in a dozen models.  Breeders have given us Redbuds that flower in neon pink or white, trees with burgundy, gold, or variegated foliage and plants with weeping or dwarf habits.  But now… thanks to our Tree Art line, the humble seedling Redbud can have its turn in the limelight—as a “Trunk Twist” living sculpture!

The Details

Truly a wonder to behold! The twisty, curvy trunk on this specialty Redbud is so unique, you'll definitely be the talk of the neighborhood. So you can enjoy all of the attributes of the Eastern Redbud only this time we've added more whimsy. Be sure to plant this marvelous specimen where it will be the highlight of the landscape!

How to Grow

Though a Trunk Twist Redbud may look different than your neighbor’s Redbud, there is nothing tricky about its care.  Like any Redbud, it will grow happily in sun or shade and is not particularly difficult to grow well.  One thing it is insistent on is good drainage.  Once established, it has good drought tolerance, though it will respond to regular irrigation with lusher, healthier-looking foliage.  You will probably want to remove any lower side branches that sprout and keep underplantingslow and uncluttered to show off this plant’s unique architecture.

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 8
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height As Trained
Avg Mature Width As Trained
Spacing As Desired
Growth Rate Medium
Leaf Color Green
Fall Leaf Color Yellow
Flower Color Lavender-Pink
Flower Time Early Spring
Cary Award Winner No
PA Gold Medal Award No
Attractive Bark No
Attracts Birds No
Attracts Butterflies Yes
Attracts Hummingbirds Yes
Attracts Pollinators No
Deer Resistant No
Drought Tolerant No
Dry, Poor Soils No
Edible Fruit No
Fragrant No
Groundcover No
Hedge/Windbreak No
Native Yes
Salt Tolerance/Seashore Yes
Seasonal Cut Branches No
Shade Tolerance Yes
Showy Flowers Yes
Specimen Yes
Urban Conditions No
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest Yes
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

Size Guide Scale


Size: B

Size B

This graphic shows the approximate size and form of the Tree you are viewing.

Size B Trees:

A twister-like trunk to 4' and the Tree to 8' tall. The hard work has been completed on the nursery. Branching is in place for this uniquely trained Redbud.