Redbud - Eastern

Cercis canadensis
USDA Hardiness Zones: 4-9


The Eastern Redbud produces pea-like rosy pink flowers appear in early spring March-April. They bloom in clusters of 4-10. The reddish-purple leaves change to dark green, then to yellow; forms a spreading, graceful crown. At maturity it can reach a height of 20-30 feet and a spread of 25-35 feet. The Eastern Redbud has a medium growth rate.

Eastern redbud (Cercis canadensis), also called Judas tree, is an outstanding, deciduous ornamental tree suitable for most growing zones. This is a small tree native to the eastern United States, with lavender-pink blossoms that open early in spring and are as colorful as any flowering spring tree in the landscape. 
Landscape Use: This tree is best used in naturalized areas, where the flowers are contrasted against evergreens or woodlands. It can be used as a specimen or in groupings in a shrub border.

USDA ZONES: Zone 4, Zone 5, Zone 6, Zone 7, Zone 8, Zone 9.


At Plant Me Green we handle, package and ship the products you order with the utmost care. We ship your plants using FedEx Ground® the following business day after you have completed checkout.

We are now offering $15 flat rate shipping for all tree orders! Replacement tree shipping cost will be $15 per box. We still cannot ship to some states and US territories based off the Agricultural Laws that may be in place. Please see below for all exclusions. 

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Trees: Due to strict Agricultural Laws in place, we currently cannot ship to the following states: Alaska, Arizona, California, Hawaii. We cannot ship to Puerto Rico or international.

Houseplants: Can ship to California and Arizona. 
How to Plant
STEP 1) First, decide on a planting location. Consider carefully what kind of sun, soil, and growing-space your tree or shrub will need.
STEP 2) 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.
STEP 3) Remove the plant from the pot and place the root ball in the hole. 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.
STEP 4) Once the plant is in place, backfill the hole with native soil and any leftover potting material.
STEP 5) Pack down the soil to eliminate any air pockets.
STEP 6) When finished, water thoroughly.
Care Guide

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 9 reviews
Cecilia Keklak
Arrived healthy

My baby Eastern redbud arrived looking good and healthy. I trimmed it slightly because the central leader looked shorter than the branches, but I'm not sure if that's necessary with a redbud. I wish it hadn't arrived on the weekend. I work a lot of weekends and it's easier for me to plant on a weekday. But overall, I'm very pleased.

Tricia Christy
Awesome product

Shipping was fast and the Tree came in great shape!! Will definitely by from here again

June Jones
Love This Tree

I received my Eastern Redbud tree about 2 weeks ago. It looks great! I have planted it according to instructions and it is doing great! Shipment was timely and great! I only buy my trees from this place! They are excellent!

Randy Trudeau
Redbud Eastern

Tree looks great just waiting to plant it, I have some landscaping to first before the cold weather sets in


When the tree arrived the leaves looked horrible and all fell off, but I still planted the tree. Omg! The tree has absolutely exploded with leaves since I’ve planted it. Every day I’m excited to check the growth progress. I will be a repeat customer