Redbud - Rising Sun

Scientific Name: Cercis canadensis 'JN2
Best Planted in USDA Hardiness Zone: 5-9


Plant Quick Guide

Growing Zones:


Mature Height:

8-12 ft

Mature Width:

6-8 ft


Full (6-8 hours)


6-8 ft

Growth Rate:


Flower Color:

  • Description
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  • Planting
  • Care
The Rising Sun Redbud is the most brilliantly colored selection of the Eastern Redbud. Before the tree leafs out in spring, abundant pea-like flowers of lavender-rose open all along the trunk and branches which remain for several weeks. The spring foliage of heart-shaped leaves are a deep apricot-orange, maturing to yellow and then speckled lime-green in summer. Only to return to its rich gold tones for autumn. At maturity this deciduous tree can reach a height of 8-12 feet and a width of 6-8 feet. It makes a great specimen plant for a small landscape. USDA ZONES: Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.
Orders are typically shipped within 5-7 business days from the date of your order. You will receive a tracking email upon shipment of your Plant Me Green purchase. Delivery time cannot be guaranteed. Shipping and handling charges are calculated based on the tables below. Please note West Coast states ship only on Monday due to transit time and it will include a $10 shipping fee regardless of whether an order is over $100 due to shipping carrier costs.


Most Plant Me Green trees can be shipped and planted any time of year, unless the variety is specified as only seasonal delivery (such as bare root trees). Our shipping schedule is Monday, Tuesday, and Wednesday. This is to ensure our trees do not stay in a box longer than necessary and arrive to you as healthy as possible. If a package needs to arrive prior to a specific date, or at a more convenient time for you, please notate that upon placement of your order. On some occasions, severe weather and other unusual issues can delay shipping and delivery of your Plant Me Green package. Holiday shipping schedules are set by the carriers.
First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need. Once you've located the perfect spot, the hole you are digging must be at least double the width and as deep as the root system you are planting. The top of the root system should be level with the ground. Before placing the tree or shrub in the hole, use your hands to gently break up the root system. Once the tree is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material. Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets. When finished, water thoroughly. To insure your plants a successful growth rate and productive life, plant your seedlings per the instructions included in your PlantMeGreen package.
Plant your redbud in full sun or partial shade, but do not plant in low-lying areas where too much water can accumulate. Mulch around tree, taking care to keep room between the mulch and the tree trunk. Prune redbuds in winter or early spring to create your desired shape.

Customer Reviews

Based on 3 reviews

I was very pleased with the care they used when packaging my trees. I did not have any broken branches or very many leaves that suffered the trip. I would definitely use them again.

Excellent Customer Service

I ordered 2 Rising Sun Redbud Trees. They had to be shipped separately because they were over five feet tall. They were well-packaged, but the first tree arrived bruised and battered from shipping. When I emailed customer service, they immediately provided advice on how to help it mend. The second tree fared much better, with fewer broken branches and a lot more foliage.

I've planted them both, and am waiting to see how they do. I feel confident that Plant Me Green stands behind their products and will continue to provide excellent advice and support. [A special shout-out to Ashley, for going above and beyond to help me!]

Beautiful rising sun redbud tree.

Tree was well branched and shaped with plenty of leaves. Would buy again, however, the tree was damaged enroute. The carrier made too many stops between Florida and SC and the frequent handling crushed the box and several branches were broken. Hopefully they will regrow.