Appalachian Red Redbud Tree
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Appalachian Red Redbud Tree
Appalachian Red Redbud Leaf
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 61
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 62
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Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
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Appalachian Red Redbud
Cercis canadensis 'Appalachian Red'
$225.00
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Finally, a Redbud tree with red buds! Most of the native Redbuds you see along the roadsides and forest edges in spring have pinkish-purple buds and lavender-pink flowers, but Appalachian Red Redbud sports truly red buds and Day-Glo pink flowers. Planted against a white background, such as a white house or fence or a white-flowering tree like Spring Snow Crabapple, the vivid pink color really sings. This small- to medium-sized ornamental tree forms an arching canopy that provides a sheltered nook perfect for a cozy chair and a good book. This is a great tree for our valuable pollinators, and its hot pink flowers are edible for humans, too. They make fabulous salad toppers!

Growth Facts

  • Hardiness Zone: 4-9
  • Spacing: 15-20'
  • Exposure: Sun/Part Shade
  • Show more ›
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The Story

Sometimes new plants are right under our noses, if only we are observant enough to notice.  While driving one day in his home state of Maryland, the late Dr. Max Byrkit spied a Redbud by the road that stood out, blooming in a vivid pink color.  Because of his sharp eye, Appalachian Red was born.  Dr. Byrkit wasn’t a “Doctor”of Horticulture, but an MD—with an incurable obsession for plants.  Though an amateur horticulturist, his passion for plants was profound.  It’s said his garden housed 10,000 Rhododendrons!

The Details

Need something a little different? Try an Appalachian Red! Fuchsia-pink to red pea-like flowers appear in early spring before foliage. And the heart-shaped leaves are dark blue-green in summer turning yellow in fall. A great choice as a specimen plant or in mass plantings!

How to Grow

Redbuds are practically impossible to root from cuttings, so named selections are grafted onto seedling “understock.”  What this means is that you should cut off any suckers coming up from the base.  Those branches’ flowers will not be the fluorescent pink of Appalachian Red, but Plain-Jane lilac-pink.  Otherwise, Appalachian Red is as straight-forward to grow as any other Redbud.  Dappled shade is best, but full sun is OK, too.  Give plenty of water at the outset, but not so much that the ground stays soggy.  And enjoy!

More Info

Cold Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 4
Heat Tolerance/Hardiness Zone 9
Exposure Sun/Part Shade
Avg Mature Height 20'
Avg Mature Width 20'
Spacing 15-20'
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 Yes
Utility Line Trees Yes
Wet Moist Soils No
Winter Interest No
Woodland Garden Yes
Decor/Craft Use No

Size Guide

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Scale

Size: B

Size B

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Size B Trees:

6-8' tall when shipped with well developed branching and structure with a strong trunk. Redbuds are fast growing trees and reach mature size quickly. Bower & Branch growers have done the hard work on the nursery and this more mature and developed Tree is ready to grow well for you. Grown in our #15 tree container.

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Appalachian Red Redbud Tree
Appalachian Red Redbud Leaf
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 61
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 62
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 823
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 824
Appalachian Red Redbud Additional Product Shot 1152